Turn the Looking Glass, See What Happens Next

Turn the Looking Glass, See What Happens Next

A Poem by Ken e Bujold

Turn the looking-glass round: see what happens

next is a wisdom of another kind.

An understanding of the self begins


to unravel once your eyes are open

to a universe wider than one.

The emptiness of the lone-rider


apparent, vacuity abhorrent.

To be is to need to know some other

self is required to breathe. To hear


beats between the lines is

a dictionary of many, every word

a name to be remembered.


Turn the looking-glass, what happens next is

the cracking of your loneliness--

the door ajar to your own happiness.


Ken e Bujold

© 2022

© 2022 Ken e Bujold


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Turn the looking glass and take a look inside. I prefer to keep busy and not go there, because I have been and know what my flaws are, and they stick. Sadly it is always our inadequacies that linger. We never seem to be able to balance them out with our finer points. No the flaws are a heavyweight hanging round our neck. The albatross in our lives. A fine write Ken.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ken e Bujold

2 Months Ago

They are and can be Chris. I am enjoying the reviews on this one, as they seem to keep finding depth.. read more
To look within is a venture not many are ready to make, for I believe the vacuity mentioned here is interpreted by many as death. That is why so many people can't deal with boredom, which forces them to come to terms with the emptiness. Yet I believe within that emptiness lies what we all secretly want, but can't name.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ken e Bujold

2 Months Ago

interesting take John. I agree that boredom is the bane of many's existences. The flip side of the c.. read more
“To hear
beats between the lines is
a dictionary of many, every word
a name to be remembered.”
I love this wonderfully introspective poem Ken. Yes, through the looking glass is quite a necessary journey to know, accept, forgive and live. Each verse linked to the other, liked passages of a story, great language, flow, metaphor, references, wisdom. Kudos and thanks from me, Alice and Lewis Carrol…

Posted 2 Months Ago



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