Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.
THE MIRROR ....
Once, along with many other gifts,
Life placed a lovely mirror in my hands.
It was beautiful and reflective.
I held it before myself
And gazed at the reflection in it.
I liked it so much
That I started examining minutely
Every curve of the beautiful image it reflected.
While doing so,
I came across an ugly, undesirable curve.
There were some more such curves.
There was also
A thin layer of dust on the mirror.
I did not like their presence
And in order to remove them,
I scratched the mirror’s surface.
One scratch, two scratches ....
The curves did not vanish,
Nor was I able to
Wipe out the layer of dust completely,
But my dear mirror’s beauty,
Its reflectiveness was marred.
I realized how delicate it was !
“Oh my dear mirror !
My dearest, delicate mirror !
I don’t want to loose you !”
My heart gave an anxious cry.
I clasped it – my dearest, delicate mirror !
I held it tight against myself.
My grip broke my mirror !
Tearfully, I saw its broken pieces
Lying on the floor
In a pool of my heart’s blood.
- Vanita Thakkar (from my old diary - written some time in 1992)
© 2020 Vanita Thakkar
Vanita Thakkar (author) on July 29, 2020:
Chirag on July 29, 2020:
Very well written - poetic representation!
Vanita Thakkar (author) on July 28, 2020:
Thanks, Bill for reading and commenting.
True. Our responses to facts of Life are important.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 28, 2020:
Lovely reflections! We all have regrets. We all have lost dreams. How we respond to them all makes all the difference.