Mirrored

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Every night I pose before a mirror,
as though trying to form a picture.
The mirror in return gazes back at 
me spilling what seems to be inner
workings of my soul. 

Every night I pose before a mirror,
wondering, do I really see my true
emotions reflecting back. An ache 
that neither a heart or eye reveals,
is seen plain before the mirror. 

Every night I pose before a mirror,
wiping doubt away in form of tear.
Oh trembling lips and long tresses
bear witness, when words no more
convey, whether or not to love. 

Every night I pose before a mirror,
as though to remind myself to see,
what we see in the mirror, is but a 
tiny reflection of our own thoughts,
what we choose to depict, depends
entirely on us. 

 

 

Photo credits: Fine Art America

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United 

Posted on poems written on Prompt Nights 

& Posted for Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

Posted on Monday Writes @ My Blog – Verses

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Comments

  1. There is a lot of wisdom in this poem for one so young. I can picture you looking in the mirror, in the full flower of your young womanhood….so beautiful. Enjoy this passage, kiddo! Never doubt your own power and beauty. And always say yes to love! (says the old hermit!)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️ The words sort of flowed on their own as though they were waiting to be written 🙂

  2. Jamztoma says:

    This rang true. So true that one can say the mirror is not so honest as most claim it to be. Good write Sanaa. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, James 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. Myrna says:

    Yes, I suppose we can hide our truth even from a mirror that only reflects back what we chose to show. Good writing Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ Thanks for stopping by, Myrna 😀

  4. bkmackenzie says:

    It makes me question if what we see in the mirror is really who we are…bkm

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Mary says:

    Yes, so much of what we see in the mirror depends on us. You have “nailed” this idea, Sanaa….a mirror reflects back, perhaps, what we want to see.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  6. Bev says:

    So well written. Truly we need to see beyond the image in the mirror.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Thotpurge says:

    True, we see what we want to see!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rajani 😀

  8. Susan says:

    “The mirror in return gazes back at
    me spilling what seems to be inner
    workings of my soul. ”

    What seems, what is real, what shows in the depths of eyes and externally … Gosh. SO many questions, and yet your illustration points me elsewhere, that the mirror that the narrator looks in might not be the innocent ones that hang in our rooms, but a frame we paint ourselves. Your poem stirred me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤️ Thank you so much, Susan 🙂 I enjoyed writing this one. So glad you liked it ❤️

  9. gillena says:

    Luv your choice of posing for the mirror. The mirror will not receive but only reflect. We ourselves are the deceivers or should we so choose the truth sayers

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Very reflective, in more ways than one.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Sumana Roy says:

    “what we see in the mirror, is but a
    tiny reflection of our own thoughts,”…this is absolutely true. and a piece of wisdom too…very well put Sanaa….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 🙂 for the inspirational prompt ❤️

  12. Maria says:

    Hear, hear. I completely agree!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Maria 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  13. Leslie Moon says:

    Sanaa
    Colors and feelings merge like paint. The artist/poet when truly honest can learn from her work and inspire.
    What a lovely work you have penned.

    Much love (miss you)

    Leslie

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Leslie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      Miss you too 🙂

  14. panchali says:

    Fabulous piece!! Loved the concluding part especially, Sanaa!! Yes, we must never fear the reflection, instead use it to go deeper and deeper into the process of self-examination and self-discovery, until you discover or uncover the nature of your affliction.The mirror makes no mistakes…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali 😀 for your kind and thoughtful comment ❤️ So glad you liked it 😀

  15. Stacy Mar says:

    as i read this, what i realize is there are many things a mirror can’t reflect….usually matters of the heart. wonderful write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Stacy 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. lillian says:

    Lovely thoughts here……the mirror does not tell all! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Xenia says:

    A beautiful reflective write Sanaa :o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  18. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh no, the mirror tells only part of it… and maybe it’s better to trust the mirror more as decoy of what’s real.. lovely reflective piece

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Wow, the queue is long today, as I take my place at its tail. This is one of your best, Sanaa–really dug it. Mirrors can be pretty unfriendly too; at least mine is. But your refrains & insight take us beyond reflections to considerations about how do we appear to others, getting tangled up in perceptual webs.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. Bev says:

    The mirror sees only the surface, the heart holds its secrets. Great write!b

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Grace says:

    As I get older, I rely less and less on the mirror to tell me what I should see ~ What we see in the surface is only superficial ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Grace 🙂

  22. Gina says:

    such beautiful words and so true, we never really see the true reflection of ourselves in the mirror, too critical of myself I know I am and sometimes even let the vision of the one standing behind me influence what I see. This was very thought provoking.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gina 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  23. Frank Hubeny says:

    The mirror gazing back at you reminds me of “scrying” mirrors some use to get insight.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. And that reflection is such a wisdom….we all need that…beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Colin Lee says:

    Like the different layers of mental reflection you see off the mirror that slowly unravels the womanly mind — a mystery which always baffles and intrigues me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. paul scribbles says:

    Well well. We both took a trip of reflection. I really like the sincerity and the questions posed here. Very thoughtful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Bryan Ens says:

    Indeed, the mirror only reveals a tiny fraction.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bryan 😀

  28. Mirrors see with the lookers eyes. This might be why everyone tends to see things a bit differently, a bit distorted according to their own experiences… Very wise.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thank you so much, Magaly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  29. Jason Weaver says:

    “Oh trembling lips and tresses bear witness” — an exquisite line! ~ peace, Jason

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jason 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  30. Old Egg says:

    Beautifully written Sanaa. That mirrors reflection shows only a part of us and looking at it ourselves we know deep inside how little it reveals to the outside.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  31. kaykuala h says:

    tiny reflection of our own thoughts,
    what we choose to depict, depends
    entirely on us.

    Very true Sanaa! It is a good way for starting off to know more of oneself!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  32. Abhra says:

    Most times when I stand in front of a mirror I feel I am meeting a stranger. Very interesting write.

    Hope you are well – have been away from Dverse a long time and seeing a lot of new faces after coming back.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Abhra 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

  33. Alwi Shatry says:

    Provocative piece Sanaa; one that challenges our sincerity and honesty with ourselves. Mirrors will only reflect what they “see”. We, on the other hand, are capable of seeing what mirrors are simply incapable of reflecting. If we make that choice, that is. Enjoyed your piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alwi 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  34. Imelda says:

    Mirrors are a scary thing. They tend to tell the truth. Well written piece here, Sanaa. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Imelda 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  35. The mirror is a perfect subject of self-reflective poetry. I’m thinking about the line I heard somewhere about looking in the mirror and thinking ‘someone has to make the first smile.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  36. panchali says:

    “what we see in the mirror, is but a
    tiny reflection of our own thoughts,
    what we choose to depict, depends
    entirely on us. ”

    Spot on!! These lines sums up the poem beautifully and hums a ditty, sanna. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  37. Gina Morley says:

    Your words tell exactly why I have avoided mirrors all my life…but now I choose to look. Wish me luck 🙂 XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gina 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      Good luck.. 🙂

  38. annell4 says:

    The mirror image is simply a reflected image of what is not there. Lovely write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  39. gillena says:

    Sanaa thank you for your steadfast love and support. Happy you linked to Monday WRites this week

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena ❤️ so good to see you 😀

      Much love…

  40. Sangbad says:

    Mirror is the best muse I think to muse on…your poem reflects that in the subtle and poignant manner…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sangbad 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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