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Her Face in the Mirror - Poem

Writing poetry is an alternative form of self-expression and communication. What is the message you take away as you read this poem?

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My Hub Page Mug award!  Thanks to all my friends for making this possible.

My Hub Page Mug award! Thanks to all my friends for making this possible.

Her Face in the Mirror

The face in the mirror has a story to tell

Of a place and a time where angels did dwell

And fairies, pink elephants, and bubbles galore

Sprang to the heavens sweeping through her door


The song of a bluebird perched high in a tree

The lyrics of sweetness drift to the sea

Pink clouds, candy cotton, play tag in the sky

And somewhere the sound of a baby’s first cry


The face in the mirror was born long ago

To find her own way, to learn and to grow

To exercise patience, avoid all strife

And fly like an eagle to overcome life


Radiance of stardust doth resonate her song

Freeing her spirit triumphant and strong

Rafters of stars and a butterscotch moon

Mystic light shining reveals a sweet tune


Her face in the mirror a reflection of time

A treasure, a story, of life so sublime

Acceptance and peace come only through giving

The highest of art is the mastery of living.

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

My poem "Her Face in the Mirror" conveys my own personal views on life...especially mine. What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is yours the face of courage? What about perseverance? Maybe you see the glow of kindness or patience. Take a gentle minute to recognize all the obstacles you've overcome. Give yourself credit for taking risks. Love the face in the mirror because it's God's creation.

Allow the past to remain in the past. You are today, a combination of all the choices you have made. We tend to label choices as good or bad and then we label ourselves in the same way. This is a habit that is often learned in childhood when we are told we're a "bad boy" or a "good girl."

We can't undo the past, but we can learn from it. Each new day brings us new opportunities along with a day of new choices that lay before us.

Accept that both the dark and light sides of life have the capacity to nourish us. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at his feet."

© 2019 Audrey Hunt

Comments

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on November 15, 2019:

Tiyasha Maitra

Thank you for reading my poem. Your comments are lovely and I appreciate every word you've shared. You have grasped the meaning with wisdom and grace.

May your life be filled with joy.

Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on November 15, 2019:

manatita

I long to move toward the light. I yearn, I work, I desire...this is my passion. Now, I have a question for you. How did you know I drive a Mercedes? It may be a mature vehicle, but it does the job.

You teach me, my friend. You teach me through your writings and I'm inspired to do better...to open my heart and allow my truth to expose itself.

Thank you so much!

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 15, 2019:

This poem is beautiful and it so positively inspires one to love his/her reflection. We are indeed quite critical of ourselves and this verse encourages to love oneself.

A magical effect of the words and a lovely rhythm that encompasses your poem.

The feeling while reading it is that of peace and serenity.

Loved it

manatita44 from london on November 15, 2019:

You are beginning to interest me, Audrey. I see a very definite shift that you are probably proud off. A rapid movement towards the Light. Actually, so many more folks are showing this. The old man in the chair in Washington is actually helping us. Lol.

Your poetry is awesome. Well thought out and I love it. Now I am actually looking over my shoulder as I write in my mini cooper, as you are catching up in your Mercedes. Ha ha. Ot are you already ahead? My sight is not too good.

Very solid work and awesome reflections here, my Dear. let us pray. Glory be!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 23, 2019:

Thank you Cristine for being here and leaving your sweet comments.

Blessings to you.

Cristine Santander from Manila on August 21, 2019:

Great hub, great thoughts to ponder on. Thanks Audrey for sharing your inspiring thoughts in this article. Stay blessed.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 22, 2019:

Dear Genna

Thank you. Your support always builds confidence and puts a smile on my face. Enjoy peace, love, and fun each day

Dear Sha

Your words of wisdom are a beautiful contribution to my poem. Thank you so much. I'll drink a toast to you in my Hub Page Award Cup!!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 20, 2019:

Flourish

Yes, self-talk is valuable and makes a direct impact on our actions. Most of us are far too critical with ourselves. Positive feedback throughout the day is like a "pat on the back" or an "atta boy".

Thanks, my friend. I sure appreciate you!

Hi Thelma

Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you liked my poem and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 19, 2019:

Dana

Thank you for these beautiful words of wisdom. You are insightful. Our experiences test our strength and endurance and define our character. My best to you..

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 17, 2019:

Dayak

Thanks for reading my poem. We all learn from each other. Take care.

Pamela

I suspect you are intuitive. :) Or could it be that we're alike? What an honor this would be for me. Thanks, dear friend.

Linda

It took me some time to learn to be good to myself and listen to my own needs. All-in-all, it's worked out pretty darn well. Thanks.

Hi Mary

Thank you for reading my poem. I think it's good to take a few moments and reflect on our lives. Glad you liked the Ghandi quote. What wisdom he left us.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 15, 2019:

Ruby,

My dear friend, I am so very sorry about your recent loss. My heart weeps for you. I want to reach out and hug you. I wish I could do something to ease your pain. Having gone through this, I realize how difficult this is. Let me know if I can help.

Hugs and love,

Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 13, 2019:

Hello, Jason

How very nice to see you here. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your wise words. Thank you and take care.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 13, 2019:

Audrey, this is a beautiful reminder to not be afraid to look in the mirror. I think sometimes we avoid mirrors because we see ourselves in a way or ways other than what the reflection shows us. The reflection is merely the housing for a lifetime of memories and experiences. It should be embraced, not avoided.

Congrats on your win! I have an HP cup just like it. :-)

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 11, 2019:

"Acceptance and peace come only through giving

The highest of art is the mastery of living."

So true! What a beautiful poem. And congratulations on your award. :-)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 10, 2019:

Liz

Thank you kindly for your encouraging words. I appreciate this.

My best to you!

Bill

I'm tickled pink to know that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for all your help and thanks for being you!

Love,

Audrey

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 10, 2019:

What a beautiful and thought provoking poem. I love it. Thanks for sharing Audrey. Have a lovely weekend!

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 10, 2019:

Congratulations on the award! The poem conveys a valuable message. I hope everyone who is reading sees something positive in themselves. The messages we tell ourselves are so vital.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on May 10, 2019:

When I look in the mirror I see a woman who has persevered through many obstacles. I see strength, courage and character. You know I've learned it's not age that matures you but the character traits that developed in you as a result of the things you've been through.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 09, 2019:

John

Thank you for your visit and wonderful comments. Poetry allows me to express my feelings with freedom and clarity. My mind is challenged by forcing me to a deeper understanding of language and how to use it.

I know you get this as you are one of Hub Pages finest poets. I look forward to your next one.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on May 09, 2019:

Hi Bob

Gee, thanks for being here. I appreciate your kind words. Be good to yourself, Bob.

Lorna

So nice to see you here. Thanks for the congratulations. My best to you.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 09, 2019:

What a beautiful poem. I love the qoute from Gandhi. Yes, we bless all of what happened in our lives.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on May 09, 2019:

Congratulations on your award. I love the poem and the reminder that we must be kind to ourselves

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 09, 2019:

This is a beautiful poem Audrey. i imagine you are all of those things and more. I know I see a face of persevrance in the mirror, and I will ponder what else I see.

Dayak Official from Techiman, Ghana on May 09, 2019:

This is really good, guess I've learnt much and still learning..Nice job

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 09, 2019:

This is a heartfelt poem with many truths to unfold. We have all done that, been there and coping as best we can. I lost my son Jackie in December and I thought of you.

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on May 09, 2019:

Wow, congrats to your award.

Anyway, such a nice poem. Truly the highest form of art is the mastery of living. So let us be an artist with acceptance, hope and courage to live one's life to the fullest.

Great article Aud!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 09, 2019:

Beautiful work my dear friend.The cadence is excellence, the words thought-provoking,and the experience enjoyable.

love

bill

Liz Westwood from UK on May 09, 2019:

This is a thoughtful and thought provoking poem. You have tackled the subject with great skill in this poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 09, 2019:

What a wonderful poem, Audrey. I loved the rhyme and the message, that we should take the time to analyse the person in the mirror and acknowledge both the good and bad, and make changes if necessary. Congratulations on the cup. I used to have one the same but it broke a couple of years back.

Lorna Lamon on May 09, 2019:

This is a wonderful poem Audrey and I can definitely relate to your words. Thank you for sharing and many congrats on your award.

diogenes from UK and Mexico on May 09, 2019:

Read with interest: congratulations on your award; well deserved.

Bob