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Mirror Mirror - A Poem

"My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves." - Socrates

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Mirror mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest of them all

“It is I”, said Eye, for Eye sees clear

What Eye sees, and must be fair”

Coarse knotty untamed hair

And knowing no fear for the nose is there

Big and broad to swear it is clear

From my line holding Eye dear

Eye sees my father’s child.

Eyes Cross red and wild

mirror-mirror-a-poem

Mirror mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest of them all

“It is I”, said Eye, for Eye sees clear

What Eye sees, and must be fair”

My mother’s lips, full, and salty

Over teeth yellowed crooked faulty

Freckled smooth shiny brown skin

Radiating a coppery glow from within

Rivers of blood, what the ears won’t hear

The call of the elders to revere

mirror-mirror-a-poem

Mirror mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest of them all

“It is I”, said Eye, for Eye sees clear

What Eye sees, and must be fair”

This gift of my mirror

Mirror on the wall

Of my conscience, the dearest gem of all

Knowing the rarest of them all

Eye sees the fairest of them all

© 2021 Toni Newton

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