John is a poet and short fiction writer who enjoys collaborating on stories with other writers, and partaking in challenges.
Word Prompt Help Creativity/ Week 19: Mirrors
Each week fellow writer and poet Brenda Arledge provides a wonderful word prompt to help inspire the creativity of her colleagues and followers. The prompt for week 19 was the word "Mirrors." This is a fascinating topic and opens itself for a myriad of interesting responses.
Mirrors have always held a fascination for me, and I have written a number of poems on the subject over the years, so I could not resist participating in this challenge.
Through This Mirror
Through this mirror
I could fall, crashing
Like Alice into Wonderland.
Escape this life of apathy,
Replace reality with fantasy.
Am I brave enough
To smash the glass,
Not knowing what awaits.
White rabbit, Queen of Hearts,
A grinning Cheshire Cat perhaps?
Presiding over a tea party
The Mad Hatter sits,
"Cream or sugar?" He asks,
"Or burnt offerings, you may prefer?"
Maybe a rainbow-coloured world
With streets paved with gold,
Or a dark desolate place
Where death and suffering abound.
A land where war rages,
Where greed and hatred rule.
Is the gambler in me
Willing to chance my hand,
Forgo everything I am and know?
"Break the looking glass,
Just dare me!"
Mirrors ~ an Acrostic Poem
My mirror, why can you not lie?
I do not like what you reveal.
Reflect not what’s before your glass.
Reality’s not how I feel.
Only show what I want to see.
Remember just the younger me,
Still unchanged in my child-like mind.
Mirrors are windows to our souls,
And portals to alternate worlds.
If you reach out to touch the glass
And nothing solid meets your grasp,
Will you surrender or resist?
To save you, who will you enlist?
And wise predictions come to pass,
For you’ll be drawn into the glass.
Those old-world spells by ancient seers,
Revealing all your deepest fears.
Mirrors, like faces, have two sides,
In which one do your dreams reside?
Other Poems About Mirrors
- Smokescreen and Mirrors, a Poem About Deception
This poem discusses the deception and illusions that are all around us in society and how we have to always stay alert, weigh up facts, and look at more than one viewpoint.
- A Halloween Poem: "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall"
Here is something I wrote especially for Halloween. It's a tongue in cheek poem based on a popular fairy tale...only years later.
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