Writing poetry is an alternative form of self-expression. Every poem is a learning experience - a creative process to enrich one's life.
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