I Met the Mirror

I Met the Mirror

A Poem by Lyanth
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"You're Insane..." I realize. "I know," It replies.

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I meet the mirror at the break of day
Tears stain every inch of my face
Each dried stream my eyes trace
"Long night?" It inquires
"Long life." I reply
The pitied look, exhaustion-laced
Anger takes the sorrow's place
I hit the glass until it breaks
The image stays
It never fades
My fingers trace the broken lines
A smile pulling at the sight
Laughter leaves my lips despite
"You love me dont you?"
"That I might."
"Why hate me then?" It questions
"We can still be friends, I reckon."
To the loneliness it beckons
"Maybe," I concede
"Promise me!" It seethes
I tell a thousand pretty lies
Look my reflection in the eyes
It looks back at me and smiles
"You're Insane..." I realize.
"I know," It replies.

© 2019 Lyanth


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We have to learn to love ourselves, or else we can not properly love others. I’ve tried. I know that we are not perfect, but we are enough for others. There is worth even the worst of men.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

For me I think it is less about loving ones-self and more about accepting reality. No one is perfec.. read more
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

1 Year Ago

I have several mental illnesses as well. Was hospitalized for 2.5 years of my life. I’m able to ma.. read more
Lyanth

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you're managing well. I don't see doctors or therapists, not anymore at least. It's somethi.. read more
Ha.... you are the art of your reflection:) all cleverness here enjoyed this one I followed DAH to your mirror and i love the reflections when i look in the mirror it always gives me such a pitiful glance usually just says poor thing that Robert:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Gratitude for your time and words. Yes, mirrors are often so cynical...
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DAH
Ah, the morning mirror, almost as nasty as morning breath.

You have conveyed the feeling of the dreaded reflection perfectly.

Bravo!
DAH

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Thank you kindly, for your words and good day to you.
DAH

1 Year Ago

My pleasure!
Quite delightful. I think this is one of those rare near universally relatable poems that pop up from time to time. Very impressive...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Gratitude.. I find one can vert nearly relate to almost anything if given enough time on this earth... read more
DDav

1 Year Ago

Unfortunately not enough people take the time given to relate to enough things. Ignorance and the u.. read more
Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Hm, yes I think we have come to an agreement. Our minds are all wired differently, unique wording an.. read more
We can learn much by looking in mirrors. Your lines are well written and I liked the conversation you were having with your twin.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Gratitude and thanks for your time and review. Yes we learn a lot by reflecting ourselves..
A poem I can very much relate to, beautiful and deep

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Thank you kindly..
This is pretty convincing that someone is crazy. Just who, I'm not sure. My favorite line--"We can still be friends, I reckon."

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Gratitude. I would tell you who, but then It wouldn't be a mystery.
Glad you liked it :)

I have a personal fascination with mirrors tho rarely look at one... You have kind of fueled my fascination with this intriguing and well crafted poem..... Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Gratitude, perhaps you should introduce yourself then. There is much a mirror can tell you aside fro.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

we live and learn...
a hell of a thing to embrace that mirror so early in the morning ...the conflict and creative tension you create in "their" conversation is intense says i ... tho i am old and have let go that "struggle" long ago (thank you Lord, Jesus) it is instantly conjured from memories left in shadows ... but the struggle is good .. i am that consummate optimist you have heard about so the closing is not the cup i wish to drink .. tho one thinks at times .. "i must be going crazy" ... we can cope .. can get through all that tension and fears and seemingly no answer questions ... i like this poem a lot ... the situation is universal ... its relatable on many levels ...some people are ill.. emotionally and/or mentally ..but always we have choices .. there is so much food for thought in this for me i kind of ignore all the rest of any poetic critique ;)
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyanth

1 Year Ago

My emotions have always been more intense. They tell me I'm "Hypersensitive" I don't know in all hon.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

same to you ..i subscribed to your "stuff" and will try and keep up :)
Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Likewise..
The musicality is a bit choppy in a few lines, if you don't mind my saying, but daaaaaang, this is amazing! I love the story and the progression of it. With the musicality tweaked a bit this would be an utter gem indeed. Well freaking done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Year Ago

Don't mind at all. It is in need a revision, maybe one day I'll get around to it. My appreciation fo.. read more
emipoemi

1 Year Ago

my pleasure.

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