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Echoes and Mirrors

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood


Who is that over there,

Looking so sweet with skin so fair?

I yearn to touch thee with gentle caress,

To rest my head on your supple breasts.

When you speak your voice is sweet,

Like the gentle sounds of baby’s feet.

Entice me more with your disguise,

Fill my ears with all of your lies.

Call out to me so you can have more,

Call to me ‘til your throat is sore.

Hang on to me for your dear life,

Let none bring attention to your strife.

Oh look how they come on bended knee,

Upon your pedestal they look and see.

See a frail image deluded and shattered,

A pity how your fragile ego is battered.

Perhaps turn from the image you covet,

In all your attempts can’t rise above it.

Projecting an image you wish to hide,

Prison of the self in which you reside.

Yet here you are a sad, pitiful fool,

Letting your actions make you a tool.

Here I am just on the other side,

Hurt by yours, and my own pride.

Brain Food

You know, I am always crying and whining about the bad things in the world; things like performative cruelty tend to get to me sometimes. Yet, at the same time I would cry out, I must also celebrate it for the brain food that it is. Truly, it all provides for the material I, and others, continue to write about. Such a beautiful world full of duality!


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 23, 2020:

Too true, Mitara, and thank you for reading!

Mitara N from South Africa on April 23, 2020:

The feelings of emotions from high to low is real to all our emotions daily.

Even in life our emotions are four seasons in one go.

In your lovely piece you bring out so many relatable thoughts.

Thank you Kyler my dear friend

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 22, 2020:

Such a true statement, Shauna!

Thank you for reading, and for your crucial insights!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 22, 2020:

Kyler, sometimes when we think we're being truthful, honest with ourselves, we're actually hiding or suppressing what's going on inside. Many times, it's apparent to all but the host.

Many, many years ago I taped a black and white close up photo of my face to the kitchen cabinet where I lived at the time. Below it I wrote:

Sometimes you think that because you can't see your face, no one else can see you.

It was a reminder to myself that my face, eyes, expressions are the mirror to my soul. No point in trying to fool anyone, especially myself.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 21, 2020:

Thank you, Nella, I try my best!

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on April 21, 2020:

Great poem Kyler, intense and well written.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 21, 2020:

Thank you, Ruby, as for writing more poetry there will always be more when the mood hits!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 21, 2020:

Your poetry depicts the ego and the Id so well, sometimes we must look deeper to compete with the superego. You should write more poetry.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 21, 2020:

Thank you, Lorna, haven't seen you around my comments in a while and it's always exciting to have the most distinguished poet on the Hubs grace me with her time and compliments! I really tried to capture the beauty in the damage that the ego causes, to hear I did it some justice from you is more than just reassuring.

Hope to see you around, stay safe!

Lorna Lamon on April 21, 2020:

That mirror image is not all it's cracked up to be. However, your poem perfectly describes the light and darkness within and how destructive we can be to ourselves and others. I always enjoy your poems Kyler.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 21, 2020:

I'm so happy you enjoyed this piece, Tiyasha!

May we continue on in life with less cynicism, overcoming it, and enjoying life to the fullest!

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on April 20, 2020:

I love how you have imbibed the duality of human nature in such soft words. I too get affected by the duplicitous actions in the world and with time my trusting nature has somewhat turned cynical. But I agree with you, these various shades, dark and light jiggle the creative brain. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 20, 2020:

How true that quote is, Miss Dora, thanks for stopping by and taking a gander at my little piece here!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 20, 2020:

The poem is touching. Your conclusion reminds me of a quote that says, "Thorns have roses." We can very often find something good attached to what seem bad.

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