Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear

A Poem by Mirror

Thin Line Between Hypocrisy and Diplomacy. Balancing Honesty.


A calm water
Like a mirror it reflects 
Your face, unperturbed
And that deep fear to touch it
Just in case it ripples
And makes your face look ugly

The crystal ball
Look into it and see the hall
There hung all the portrait of lies
That only breaks the crystal hearts
For only the eyes can share
What Crystal ball concedes

Silence, they say it is golden
Even when the grave is its symbol
Slow torture, slow death
When honesty is overrated
Things left unsaid
To let the sleeping dog lie

Don't venture into smoke
You may start a fire
Don't slay the pigeon
You may kill your child
Please die honorably
Because a kiss is meant for a coward
Look the other way until....

The finger in your mouth find teeth
The silence walks into your dream
Like a hunter, it haunts your heart
It makes your water stagnant and dull
You hold the crystal ball
And shakes it till your peace you find
Deep there....

No  more silence.

© 2017 Mirror

Author's Note

Who Can Tell When and How Except Time?

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I want to play, I hope you don't mind. Inspiration after all is inspiration.

A calm water
Like Mirror, reflects
The deepest of the vanity's defects.
One bye one, she began to dissect
Each imaginary flaw. So Why her?

The crystal ball
Opens your eyes,
To all the filthy lies.
While she continually tries
to hide under a make-up disguise.
Shows her eventual fall.

Silence. they say is golden.
The shy girl remains secluded.
Wishing only to be included.
Within the crystal ball, she concluded
Her inner rage shall be exuded.
The anger, she will no longer hold in.

Don't venture into the smoke,
For she has set the fires.
All that was beautiful, aspires
The chaos that she admires.
Screams, pleas, her smiles suppliers
It was her, they broke.

A finger in her mouth found teeth.
Softly pinched enjoying her release.
For she has found joy and peace.
As the blaze consumes, sounds decrease.
Dancing flames becomes her masterpiece.
No longer will she be placed beneath.


Silence No More.



Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Matthew Kult

2 Weeks Ago

Sorry. Did some editing.

Fantastic read


2 Weeks Ago

Wow... I love this. Great!!! Keeping it..... *Winks*
What a great structured poem.
Who can truly look into that crystal ball and see an honest self.
This is when the truth is stark.
The hiding place has opened up, nowhere to run now.
The silence must surely be the door closing.
Great write.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


3 Weeks Ago

I love this review! Thank you Paul. Thanks...!
A real thinker of a poem Mirror. But is anything crystal clear? It begs questions and questions in a provocative piece. One line needs revising 'You may kill you child ' Your child perhsps?

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


3 Weeks Ago

Okay John, thank you so much for the correction. I will work on it. And thank you for the kind revie.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

3 Weeks Ago

Sweet lady none of us are crystal clear but it adds spice to life.

3 Weeks Ago

yes, John.

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Added on November 17, 2017
Last Updated on November 20, 2017



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