Looking Glass

Looking Glass

A Poem by BThomvanWart

I am living; yet unborn. 
I am visible, corporeal; yet transparent. 
Profound and elusive; yet confused and winding. 
The living looking glass; A reflection of you.  
A crystalline refraction of your character and words. 
I am living; yet unborn. 
That phrase is true...
or perhaps a half truth. 
I step out of the looking glass and I am myself. 
But, that reflection of others is my home. 
Bite my tongue. 
Hold my breathe. 
Turn my cheek. 
If I know the truth is not what they seek... 
I reflect the lie that they hold true. 
Hurt me? 
No. 
Never. 
I am the cold, blunt honesty. 
Hurt me? 
Yes. 
For I must bid my time, pretend I want to protect the illusions they have fashioned. 
Bitterness lashes out from inside it's cage. 
Similar to the Minotaur, I must create a maze. 
Remain lost in another's world unless I expose my own,
-Unwisely, I remain the figure in the mirror. 
Yet, I control what I want to say. 
Should I lie? 
Yes. 
Should I lie? 
No. 
Being a wielder of the hammer of truth, 
I believe I must compute
-Can they handle it? 
Once I know the answer, 
I'll swing towards or away.  
I am the cold, blunt honesty 
-And I'll choose how to leave my marks. 


© 2014 BThomvanWart



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BThomvanWart
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Honesty...
So many illusions, so few truths to see.
Is it the best policy? I guess it depends on your desired outcome and your conscious. I've found it is the only way I can live with the mirror, but in turn the mirror tends to have few people in it...
Great poem. Darkly illuminating.

Posted 2 Years Ago


BThomvanWart

2 Years Ago

Thank you, David. I suppose you are right about there being so many illusions and so few truths! I d.. read more
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Sue
I like this piece because of it's honesty. Instead of deflecting the reader's attention from your personality by making light note of who you are (and umping o the next topic), you blatantly let everyone know how you are and what some should expect from you. I've rarely read poetry that examined the poet in such detail before.

I think it's pretty cool (maybe you started something new).

Posted 2 Years Ago


BThomvanWart

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Sue. I never considered this to be a piece that drew attention to who I was, honestly. Bu.. read more
Sue

2 Years Ago

No problem! Also I meant to say *jumping to* not *umping o*. My laptop's a little messy :)
I love the rhythm, its almost like writing, honestly when i write i try to have the mindset of like Ayn rand, or George Orwell, or E.E Cummings but with the swagger of Nicki Minaj or Jay Z, and thats something that this poem has, swagger, very well done, and well written!

Posted 2 Years Ago


BThomvanWart

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your words. I'm glad you liked the piece.
Marcus Medrano

2 Years Ago

i meant to say its almost like rapping , sorry the first sentence sounds so shady, but i did really .. read more
BThomvanWart

2 Years Ago

Lol, It's all good. All shade dismissed, haha.
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Added on August 3, 2014
Last Updated on August 3, 2014
Tags: Living, Life, Reflections, Silver, Emotional

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BThomvanWart
BThomvanWart

North Kingstown, RI



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The work primarily featured here will be poetry. There may be the occasional deviation, but it will be a majority of poems in the prose style. I do try to work on expanding my writing skills by writin.. more..

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