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Poem: Memories & Thoughts Reflecting from the Mirror

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"Memories & Thoughts Reflecting From A Mirror" is an article in response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 19 ~ by Brenda Arledge. "

On this week's word prompt, "mirror", I have created 3 pieces of poetry.

"Mirror of Regret"

"The Looking Glass" ( an acrostic poem)

"Mirror of Values"

All of these poems use a reflection seen in a mirror.

"Parker McCollum ~ Pretty Heart"

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Mirror of Regret

He catches his reflection

in the eyes of his latest fling,

he sees a man with a sad heart,

whose not proud of the casual games

that hold him prisoner.


He hates shattering the one

who loves him unconditionally,

murdering her heart beyond repair,

to feed his self-centered ego.


He knows it’s just a matter of time

until he sees her sorrowful image

standing in front of the mirror,

crying her eyes out.


Each time he promises

there’s no one else,

each time it rears it’s ugly head

tossing him into the throes of another woman,

breaking her into a million tiny pieces.


He’s too ashamed to ask for help,

convincing his tormented mind

this is his destiny,

sacrificing any hope for a lasting relationship

with the one he truly loves.

Don't do something today, you know you will regret tomorrow, think before you act.

— Rashida Rowe

"The Rebel Roads ~ First To Know"

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The Looking Glass ~ an Acrostic Poem

May the looking glass

Inside your heart

Radiate a lifetime of rainbows

Reflecting precious memories

Of a romantic love

Remaining until the end of days.

Live for moments you can't put into words.

— Unknown

"Thank You For Being My Dad ~ by Jon Barker"

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Mirror of Values

He catches a glimpse of his reflection

in the rearview mirror

as he slowly drives away from his family home.


He recalls his days as a young lad,

delivering newspapers in the wee hours of the morning

with his dad struggling to help him

before a long day’s work.


He wonders if he knows

how he thinks of him each day,

carrying his memory deep within his soul.


He hopes his father is proud

of the man he has become,

knowing he owes it all to him

for instilling those hard core values

when he was young.

Values are like fingerprints.

Nobodies are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.

— Elvis Presley

"Montgomery Gentry ~ Something To Be Proud Of"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

Response to mirror

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 13, 2021:

My response to mirror

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 12, 2021:

My response to mirror

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 07, 2021:

My mirror response

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

My response to mirror

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

Rozlin

So glad you did.

Let's hope this works.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

Miebakagh

Yes. Sometimes Hubpages has a few glitches.

Usually it will start working right again, but it's best to check those settings.

Rozlin from UAE on July 06, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda. I did the changes in the feed settings as you said. Hope I will see your hubs on my feed. Blessings to you and Much Love.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 06, 2021:

That I agree. At times, its due to a glitch.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

Rozlin

Thank you.

I'm not sure what is wrong, but check your feed settings on the news feed.

Make sure you are following hubbers you follow and poetry.

If you still can't see me on your news feed please send me a message.

We can contact the team at HP.

I look forward to reading what your muse decides to write.

Have a great day.

Rozlin from UAE on July 06, 2021:

Hi, Brenda. I'm not able to see your posted word prompt week 20 article on my feed or any other articles which you post. I got to see manatita's to the word prompt regret then I went to your profile their I saw your recent article. This is the third time I am not able to see your article on my feed. I liked ur hub Lossing sanity but was unable to comment as it did not appear on me feed. I don't know what's wrong. By the way, thank you for the new word prompt regret. I will try my best to response to this new word prompt. Blessings to you

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

My response to the word prompt mirror

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

I will do my best.

Take care.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 05, 2021:

Brenda, your response gladen my heart. Stay safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I know you read my work with deep meaning & reflection.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Misbah

Glad to hear it!

You are part of my inner circle...

Friends & family.

Hope you don't mind, but it's hard to get rid of me.

That is unless that time machine starts working & you zap me to Neverland.

Sending you hugs & love gal.

Get that rest. You'll need that energy to show me about your life...even if it is just through writing.

Take care.

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 05, 2021:

I enjoyed reading all the poems Brenda. Wonderful poetry with a profound message. From the one about a man who needs help to a man who has grown up with good values imbibed from his father, all are interesting and effective. A very good response to your word prompt. Thanks for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on July 05, 2021:

Brenda, I am feeling very well, and I am blessed to have friends like you who care and love me so much. Thank you for all of your prayers and love. I am very well now but still not feeling very energetic to write a hub, but I am glad it didn't affect me as badly as it could have and yes, I am sleeping a lot.

The time machine rocks! LoL!

We will probably be able to make it someday ;)

Love and Hugs

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you.

I do write best when my words come from the heart & the mind.

Take care & have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

EK

Thank you.

I'm so glad these poems were good and you enjoyed the mirror of regret.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Bill

Thank you.

I'm glad to know these poems touched you.

I always appreciate you reading my work.

Haveca wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

That is sweet.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you.

I'm glad you found these interesting.

Values are passed down through the actions of one's parents.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you.

I'm glad to see you still feel like being on here & commenting.

Please take care of yourself and get better.

I'm glad my writing can touch your heart.

Poems have a way of reaching out to us.

Hopefully you are sleeping better.

Still waiting on that time machine...I'll work on it from my end.

Get well soon.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you so much.

You definitely understand these poems.

When a father & son are that close it is a reflection inside both of their hearts.

I'm happy you liked these.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Dipankar 

Thank you.

I'm happy to see you reading my work.

Stop by anytime.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

I'm glad you enjoyed the acrostic poem.

The looking glass inside one's heart definitely is a reflection.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Ms. Dora

Thank you.

This one had me stumped for a bit, but I finally managed to write a few.

I'm glad to know you like what I created.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Rozlin

Thank you so much gal.

So glad you enjoyed them.

Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 05, 2021:

Each of your poems carries great meaning, Brenda. Knowing your back story, these come from your mind and heart.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on July 05, 2021:

Beautiful collection of poems on 'mirror'. The flow of "mirror of regret" is just amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

Stay safe...

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 05, 2021:

Like everyone else, I enjoyed all of the poems here. Each had a poignant message, and each touched me in a particular way. Very good poetry, my friend.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 05, 2021:

That I agree. Brenda's poems are always thought provocating. I believe she's a born poet.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 05, 2021:

Interesting and reflective set of poems, on the word prompt, mirror.

I liked all your poetic responses, Brenda. How the children become a reflection of their parents, how family values are passed on to the next generation, is well expressed in your third poem. I loved it.

Thank you for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on July 05, 2021:

Beautiful collection of poems on "Mirror". Brenda, I enjoyed each of them but for some reasons I loved the first one. The theme of the first poem touched my heart. Thank you for sharing

Blessings and Love to you

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 05, 2021:

I like each poem, Brenda. The first one reflects something people go through too often. I don't know why their is cheating when a coupe has vowed to be together, but it happens.

I thought the acrostic poem was also very good. Then, the third poem is almost the reflection of the father in the son. Obviously the father and son are close.

You certainly met your own prompt with three great poems. Have a good week, Brenda.

Dipankar Mondal from West Bengal, India on July 05, 2021:

Very nice

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 05, 2021:

Brenda, I like all the three poems about thoughts and memories from the Mirrow. Of the three, the looking glass seems to be unique, because the mirror of the heart is felt not seen. But as a feeling, its expression is project outwards. Much thanks and enjoy the week.

Dora Weithers on July 05, 2021:

Great poetry. Brenda. With the three poems, you manage to create the progression of a man who needs help to a man who is proud of the person he becomes. I like the acrostic. Lovely collection of thoughts reflecting from the mirror.

Rozlin from UAE on July 04, 2021:

Hi, Brenda. This is a wonderful collection of poems. I enjoyed reading. I love the last one. Great response to your own prompt. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 04, 2021:

John

Thank you.

I'm glad you enjoyed them.

It took me awhile to come up with anything.

The last one is a good reflection that instills family values.

I like it too.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 04, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

I always enjoy reading your response to my writing.

I try to do each word prompt right along with everyone else, but this one took me a bit.

Have a wonderful day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 04, 2021:

I love all these poems, Brenda, especially the last one. Your interpretations of the word “mirror” were excellent.

Rosina S Khan on July 04, 2021:

Beautiful poetry reflecting thoughts and memories from a mirror. Loved all the poems and quotes as well. I found them invigorating and innovative and enjoyed them thoroughly. Thank you, Brenda, for sharing this lovely article, which is based on your own word prompt.

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