Mirror, Mirror on the wall.....

Often, I’ve wondered, as I stand in the mirror
Is the man staring back at me standing in fear?
He looks a little wasted, he looks a little tired
Is his brain running empty, and all his neurons fired?

What is the truth? What’s reality?
When I look at the man looking back at me….

I turn to walk away and glance over my shoulder,
He’s glancing back at me,
He looks a little older…

I wonder if he’s real, or my projected sadness
Light reflected magic? or dark refracted madness?

I tried a different mirror today
With same damn results
My stomach did flip flops, his did somersaults…

I tried to sing to him
To cheer him up a bit
But the lyrics were depressing
And I bit my lower lip

He also bit his lip as he shook his head in silence
I blinked once or twice and considered self violence….
As I walked away again
I looked over my shoulder
He glanced back at me
And he looked even older….
But something else appeared as I looked in the mirror
Something else reflected, so far away, but yet so near….
It looked like a headlight in the mirror’s right side
Coming on fast and about to collide…..
We both were watching it, and it seemed so bright
Then it dawned on me
As I saw the morning light:

“DEFOCUS FROM SELF TO FIND THE SOUL’S DELIGHT,
REFOCUS ON OTHERS TO MAKE YOUR WORLD RIGHT”

Now I look at different things reflected in my mirror….
and now detect the good in life…..I’ve put away the fear.
And now very often when I spy the “mirrored me”, I catch a look of self respect….
Cause now……I REALLY SEE

Kevin McGeeney
2009

Mirror, Mirror on the wall.....

Kevin McGeeney

Sandy, United States

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This poem is for all of us who have found our way out of the dark forest of depression to the sunlit mountains and high elevation freedom…

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