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My Confidant —the Mirror, Response to the Word Prompt

Chitrangada loves to express her moods and emotions, through her poems. Most of her poems are free style and spontaneous with Nature at core

Mirror reflections

Mirror reflections

Word Prompt— Mirror

The following set of poems have been composed with the weekly word prompt, given by my fellow writer and dear friend, Brenda.

Brenda is a wonderful creative writer, and has composed many beautiful poems, on HubPages and other online writing platforms. She is right, when she says that word prompts, help creativity.
Her weekly word prompts have inspired many fellow writers, and there is a continuous flow of good creative writing, by them.


Word Prompt— Mirror

’Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of us all,’

On reading about this word prompt, I was at once reminded of these lines, from the fairy tale, which I am sure, all of us have read in our childhood, and remember by heart.

Therefore, the basic theme of my poems in this post, is to highlight this.
The mirror can reflect only your outward appearance or beauty. The real beauty is your inner self.

We can look at the mirror, and find many shortcomings with ourselves. But, at the same time, we can feel good about ourselves, by counting our blessings.

Hope you like my little effort, Brenda.

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirror— Acrostic and Short Poems

Short Poem 1:

I don't need the mirror,

To see my deep inner Reflections,

I just close my eyes.


Short Poem 2:


Looking at the humble mirror,

Is sometimes curiously important to me,

To see how others see me.


Acrostic Poem:


Mirror knows all,

I can't hide from it,

Right or wrong,

Remorse or repentence,

Only one confidant,

Reflections of my true self.

Interesting Quotes

* ‘Mirrors show us, what we look like, not who we are.’

* ‘If you are searching for that one person, that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.’

* ‘Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.’—Eric Thomas.

* ‘Mirrors lie. They don’t show you, what’s inside.’

* ‘You have to look beyond the mirror, to see yourself.’—Kimto Oche Emmanuel.

© 2021 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 02, 2021:

Hello Devika!

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am glad that you liked my response. I agree with you, that as we age and mature, we don’t look at the mirror, as much.

Appreciate you for commenting. Have a good day.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 02, 2021:

ChitrangadaSharan This is an amazing to this response and you surely put this together vey well. I do not look at myself much in the mirror.

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

Thank you Devika, for your kind words of appreciation. Pleased to read your positive comments.

Always a pleasure to read your thoughts. Thank you so much for your support.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 01, 2021:

ChitrangadaSharan I don't look much at myself in the mirror. I enjoyed reading your work here. A challenge that you met so perfectly and with such great writing is amazing!

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

Hello Linda!

Good to read your comments. I am pleased to know that you liked my response to the word prompt.

Appreciate your presence here. Thank you so much.

Have a wonderful day.

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

Hello Shauna!

Good to read your comments. You made my day. Yes, this was quick and short, but I am glad that the message is well received by the readers.

Appreciate you for taking the time to read and comment. Thank you so much.

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

Hello Brenda!

What a lovely comment, and I am happy that my message is well conveyed. Thank you for your beautiful analysis.

Appreciate you for providing the word prompt, for the inspiration, and also for posting the link in your article. I am glad that you liked my response.

Thank you and good day.

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

Hello Amara!

Thank you for reading and appreciating my response to the word prompt.

Have a wonderful day. Thank you so much.

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

Hello Doris!

Nice to read your comments. Thank you for reading and appreciating my response to the word prompt. Your mirror must be pleased with you.

Have a wonderful day. Thank you so much.

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

Thank you Umesh Ji, for reading and commenting on my response to the word prompt. Glad that you liked it.

Much appreciated.

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

Hello Marlene!

Pleased to read your comments, and glad that you liked my response.

My mirror behaves in the same way, as yours. (Smile)

Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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

Hello Bill!

Appreciate your encouraging words of appreciation, and glad that you liked the title.

You reminded me of my earlier days. I remember staring at myself in the mirror, in my childhood days, trying to find faults.

Always a pleasure to read your comments. Thank you for your support.

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

Hello Pamela!

I am glad that you liked my response to the word prompt. Appreciate your kind words.

Thank you so much.

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

Thank you Vanita, for your kind words of appreciation.

Yes, this response was quick, and short. Conveying the message in few words, is sometimes difficult. But, I am glad that you liked the theme. Always a pleasure to read your feedback.

Thank you so much.

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

Thank you Rozlin, for your encouraging words. I am glad that you liked my response. Yes, this was quick indeed.

Thank you so much.

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

Thank you Misbah, for your kind words of appreciation. I have been thinking about you. I hope you are feeling better. Take ample rest, and don’t strain yourself.

Appreciate your kind comments. Take care. Thank you.

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

Thank you Rosina, for reading and appreciating my response. Always a pleasure to read your comments.

Thank you.

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

Thank you John, for appreciating my response to the word prompt. Pleased to read your comments. Thank you so much.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 30, 2021:

This is an enjoyable response to Brenda's prompt. I especially like the first poem and the first quotation. They both contain very interesting thoughts.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 30, 2021:

Chitrangada, these poems may be short, but they are very profound. The first one caused me to say, "wow" out loud.

You've done a wonderful job of Brenda's prompt. Very reflective (no pun intended).

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

Chitrangada

When I think of the word "mirror" those words are exactly what comes to my mind first.

’Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of us all,’

In your article you tell us that a mirror only shows us our outward appearance, not the inner beauty inside.

We can see many shortcomings, but we can feel good about ourselves if we count our blessings.

In your short poem 1~ you tell us if we close our eyes we can see our inner self.

In your short poem 2 ~

You tell us that by looking in the mirror we can see how others see us

In your acrostic poem ~

You tell us we cannot hide from the reflections in the mirror.

Right or wrong, it shows our true self.

You give us some very wise quotes.

My favorite one is:

‘If you are searching for that one person, that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.’

This is a great article Chitrangada.

Your work gives us a few very good messages.

Good job on this one.

I posted a link in the word prompt article.

Amara from Pakistan on June 30, 2021:

A lovely write up Chitra di..

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on June 30, 2021:

You've done a wonderful job with this prompt, Chitrangada. Such beautiful lines. Made me think twice about how I look into the mirror.

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

Very nice and beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on June 30, 2021:

These are lovely poems. They perfectly capture the concept of the mirror. Personally, sometimes my mirror has no leniency.

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

I love the title...it is our confidant at times. I've actually talked to myself while looking in the mirror. lol Loved your take on this prompt!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 30, 2021:

This is a great response to Bremda's prompt,Chitrangada. I loved your poems, and thr quotes were a nic addition,

Vanita Thakkar on June 30, 2021:

Great writes, Chitrangadaji. The poems are all concise in content and elaborate meaningfully. Wonderful quotes to support the theme.

Excellent, quick response to Brenda's latest word prompt.

Love and best wishes to you.

Rozlin from UAE on June 30, 2021:

Beautifully expressed poems, Chitra di. I enjoyed reading the poems and quotes too. A quick wonderful response to Brenda's prompt. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and healthy always.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on June 30, 2021:

Poetry and quotes regarding "mirrors" are all very lovely, Chitra Di. I especially enjoyed the acrostic poem. This is a very beautiful response to Brenda's word Prompt Challenge. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Many Blessings and Love to you

Rosina S Khan on June 30, 2021:

I loved the Haikus and the Acrostic poem. The quotes were interesting to note. A good response to Brenda's word prompt, "Mirror". Thanks for sharing, Chitrangada.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 30, 2021:

Wonderful poetry, and quotes about "mirrors," Chitrangada. You met Brenda's challenge perfectly.

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