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Mirror never tells a lie - response to the word prompt by Brenda Arledge, week 19

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

This poem is inspired by the word prompt that our fellow hubber Brenda Arledge gives to us every week. This week 19 word 'Mirror' provoked me to pen down my humble thoughts on our lives and their reflections in the mirror.

It is said that mirror never tells a lie and why it shouldn't when it is seeing with piercing eyes straight inside us. If one wants to know the truth about oneself mirror is the place where one can interrogate and honestly try to find out the answers to all the questions about oneself and one's life.

This poem is an effort to depict the conversation between a person who has some misunderstandings about oneself and wants to get help, advices, and clarifications from the mirror.

Mirror is an impartial, balanced, and unbiased entity and would give proper explanation or answer to the doubts and queries of the individual bringing one to realise where does one stand in one's life in this difficult world.

Mirror never tells a lie

I thought I was beautiful,
And people would adore me.
I went to the mirror to find the truth,
It showed me an image very ordinary.

I thought I was very learned,
And went to the mirror.
It asked me some questions,
Which I could not answer.

I thought everyone liked me,
Wanted to firm up it.
Asked the mirror for a confirmation,
Found I was a misfit.

I thought I would be successful in life,
I went to mirror for the advices.
It laughed on me and negated,
No chance with so many vices.

I thought the fault was with the mirror,
I was avoiding it in all my fear.
I went to say good bye to it,
It grinned and told that fault was in my eyes.

© 2021 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 03, 2021:

Livelife, thanks for your visit.

Swati Sharma from India on July 02, 2021:

Beautiful Poem.....

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 01, 2021:

Thanks Mark for your interest.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on July 01, 2021:

"It grinned and told that fault was in my eyes." Isn't that the truth. Thanks for the poem.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 01, 2021:

Jodah, so kind of you and really thank you for your visit and making a beautiful comment. Highly appreciate.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 01, 2021:

Chitrangada, thanks for your nice comment.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 01, 2021:

Umesh, there is so much wisdom in the words of your poem. This was very insightful and a wonderful response to Brenda's "mirror" prompt.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 01, 2021:

Nice response to the word prompt, mirror. Beautifully crafted, insightful poem.

Thank you for sharing.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 30, 2021:

Rodric, so nice of you to visit. Appreciate and thanks.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 30, 2021:

Brenda, you have given an interesting prompt and I was inspired with its force. Thanks for your detailed comment. Highly appreciate.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 30, 2021:

Sujeet, thanks for visiting.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 30, 2021:

Manatita, so kind of you. Your words of appreciation mean much to me. Thanks my dear lantern carrier.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on June 30, 2021:

I liked this poem. It made me think of an article I wrote a while back dealing with a mirror. Good job.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 30, 2021:

Umesh

You tell us the mirror never tells a lie.

It sees straight through us.

If one wants to know the truth about himself, he should start by looking in the mirror.

In your poem, "Mirror Never Tells a Lie" ~

You tell us how we go to the mirror looking for answers wanting to see a beautiful person but seeing someone ordinary, someone who has faults, who is not the one we want to be.

We blame the mirror but find out in the end it is us who is creating the image we see.

It's not the mirror at all...for it only shows the true reflection of a life we created.

We must look inside ourselves First.

Great thoughts with this one!

I will post a link in the word prompt article.

Sujeet Thakur from Bhopal on June 30, 2021:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 30, 2021:

Thanks Bill, for the encouragement.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 30, 2021:

Very thought-provoking. Excellent response to the challenge.

manatita44 from london on June 30, 2021:

A beautiful poem!

Seems an awesome prompt too. So pertinent!!

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