The Mirror Doesn't show What I see......

The Mirror Doesn't show What I see......

A Poem by Lucien Maier

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The mirror doesn't show what I see

 

By Lucien Maier

Edited By Temperance Penrod

 

 

She gets into that mirror and I always roll my eyes.

I can see the thoughts run through her head.

She sits there and sees every flaw,

Every error is cataloged and measured.

 

She stares at that piece of glass,

Slowly working away at her self confidence,

Every day, she finds another flaw.10398477_146018925331_520941_n

Her mirror does not see what I do.

 

She sees a couple laugh lines,

I see the thousands of times I have seen her laugh.

She sees the extra pounds,

I see the amazing family that we have created together.

She sees the grey hairs,

I see all the incredible adventures we have had together.

She see’s gravity's effects on her.

But I see all the moments when gravity had to let us go.

 

You see that mirror can’t possibly reflect her.

There is far too much to see.

Twenty years I have stood by her side.

I have seen her at her worst

I have seen her at her best.

 

She has opened herself to me,

I have traveled far and wide in this world,

And I have never seen anything as beautiful as her soul.

 

Its true, I get frustrated at that mirror.1173781_10153249341500332_1369887280_n

Because it seems it is better at hiding her,

than showing the true her.

 

I hope she can see that the woman in that mirror,

is not the one that I see every time I look at her.

 

 


© 2014 Lucien Maier



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Sadly, that is true of many women as they get older. It doesn't help when youth is put on a pedestal and almost worshipped. Certainly by the media anyway. It takes a very confident woman to be totally happy with the way she is. Not worrying about the laughter lines, the greying hair or the extra few pounds. It is up to you fellas, to get that message out there, not just to the one you love but making all women feel valued. Keep on doing it, if you keep telling her, it might start to sink in. Good read. enjoyed the subject matter

Chris

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This is flawless in your love and breathtaking in her beauty. 1000kudos

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lucien Maier

5 Months Ago

Thanks very much
Sadly, that is true of many women as they get older. It doesn't help when youth is put on a pedestal and almost worshipped. Certainly by the media anyway. It takes a very confident woman to be totally happy with the way she is. Not worrying about the laughter lines, the greying hair or the extra few pounds. It is up to you fellas, to get that message out there, not just to the one you love but making all women feel valued. Keep on doing it, if you keep telling her, it might start to sink in. Good read. enjoyed the subject matter

Chris

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your poem is excellent. Sadly, it depicts how women truly see themselves. Thank you for sharing your poem with me.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Very very accurate, especially for those with low self esteem or self hatred.

"She sits there and sees every flaw,

Every error is cataloged and measured."



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yes we must tell and show our woman. They are perfect and beautiful.
"I hope she can see that the woman in that mirror,
is not the one that I see every time I look at her."
The above lines are true. We must ensure they know. They are perfect in our eyes. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poem.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lucien Maier

2 Years Ago

thank you for your reviews
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
What a precious love poem you have written! I love the last lines where you express your frustration at the mirror because it hides from your wife the beauty that you so clearly see. Beautifully written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. I do definitely feel like I've seen this before.. and even though this isn't a new idea or a new concept, it was nice and sweet. Whoever she is, she is a lucky woman.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very nicely done. It is refreshing to see love last so many years. I really enjoyed this.

Best Wishes
Sandy

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lucien Maier

3 Years Ago

I would be honored if you posted this on my site,
http://lucienmaier.com/poems/mirror-doesnt-.. read more
Nicely written. :) Simple, but filled with emtion. You can really tell the emotion love radiating from the words that you've written. I enjoyed reading it :D Good job

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this just amazing show undivided love

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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