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My Reflection

1) Mirror, Mirror
2) hanging on my wall
1) where’s that girl
2) standing strong and tall
1) Mother, Mommy
2) where did I go wrong
1) I pray to the heavens
2) hoping you hear my song
1) Father, Daddy
2) you held me so tight
1) always your little girl
2) after I took flight
1) Husband, Ex-Husband
2) held my heart in your hand
1) your tongue bitter with time
2) ‘til I could no longer stand
1) Husband, Ex-Evil
2) you don’t deserve more lines
1) life sucked from my core
2) in my story and rhymes
1) Husband, Ex-Everything
2) though I laid blistered and blue
1) broken, tattered and torn
2) I have one gift from you
1) My Child, My Son
2) my mark on this earth
1) see your mother has healed
2) blessed by your birth
1) Beautiful Girl, Wonderful Woman
2) with the power to overcome
1) burdens and mistakes undone
2) she sat and wrote this poem

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I have numbered these lines because there are actually 3 poems in this verse.
A) Read from beginning to end.
B) Read only the odd lines numbered with 1.
C) Read only the even lines numbered with 2. However read, it still has the same meaning to me.


  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    I am faving this piece because it touches me so deeply….I love your healing voice and the recovery from a journey that left you child, my son, my mark on this earth speaks so strongly of your love for this a lot.

  • Thank you Chris! It has been quite a journey, but over time the path is more clear and beautiful. When you realize this…its a wonderful ride:) Much Love – mss3, aka Eleanor

    – mss3

  • Paul Rees-Jones
    Paul Rees-Jonesover 4 years ago

    This is amazing…on all levels!

  • Thank you so much Paul! Writing it out loud helps me put things in perspective and see the beautiful path paved just for me. I can’t wait to take the steps in my tomorrow. :-S

    – mss3

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    wow this is amazing… great work and effort with this piece
    i have done a few pieces like this and i know they def are not the easiest to write
    exceptional work

  • Thank you so much Shoaib! I am humbled by your comment. I didn’t see the concept until mid-stream and thought cool concept. My story is not new, but my outcome is my mine and I’ve learned to embrace my story. I’d share it with the world and help all women know their beautiful:) Thank you again…

    – mss3

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Bravo, well done!!
    Wonderfully written!!!!

  • Thank you so much restlessd! What an honor…

    – mss3

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    congrats..well deserved.

  • Thank you Chris:)

    – mss3

  • Soaps
    Soapsover 4 years ago

    Dear oh dear, that is palpably lovely. You clever girl. 1, 2, 3 and I hope it releases thee. Wonderful words. Gee there are some smart cookies on this site. Broken or otherwise, we seem determined to survive. Sudsy xx

  • Thank you Soaps…I am in search of my strong sista’s on the bubble. You’re one of them I know and so glad you’re back:) Released my demons long ago, writing about it now and no longer broken:) I am a survivor. More beautiful today than yesterday! Much Love – Me

    – mss3

  • evitaoz
    evitaozover 4 years ago

    I adore this, it is clever and powerful!

  • Thank you so much for reading and your kind comment! Writing it out loud is very cleansing:) Thank you again!

    – mss3

  • jimenace
    jimenaceover 4 years ago

    To me, I read the seed of a new beginning earned, burned, and learned. Loved:

    “held my heart in your hand
    your tongue bitter with time
    ‘til I could no longer stand”


  • Thank you very much DJ! I like the new beginning earned, burned and learned comment. It was all of those things. Thanks again for the kind comment:)

    – mss3

  • AnniG
    AnniGover 4 years ago

    Power to you, girl! What a wonderful write! xx

  • Thank you AnniG! I’m learning to love the woman that looks back at me in the mirror:) Thank you for the read and comment. Eleanor

    – mss3

  • janeymac
    janeymacover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Janey! I overlooked in sending a response – Thank you again – E

    – mss3

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