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Poem 31.   ECHO

Poem 31. ECHO

A Chapter by Margaux (Dhaye)
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“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.” –Charles Dickens

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In front of my mirror, I stood, I looked, I realized

I’m not anymore young, I’m old enough

Saddened, dismayed, troubled, I walked out

And felt everything’s get rough and tough.

 

Outside my door, I gazed, I saw, I learned once more

That life’s not what I thought like in a dream

I sighed and shook my head and went back

In front of my mirror and looked at myself again.

 

There, my eyes turned clearer and brighter

As if I have seen the yesterdays

Those days that I have been smiling and laughing

Ah, I have my past, my  better days.

 

My mirror image smiled at me

Like saying,  “Woman, you’ve gone enough.

You should be happy not for the past

But for this present you have at last.”

 

And then  I smiled, and smiled some more

Oh! My image seems younger now

I ran outside my room again

With that smile like fixed and still somehow.

 

I walked along the neighborhood

Why everyone I saw was young?

Ah! Now I know the reason why

Each smile was just an echo of mine.

 

 





© 2013 Margaux (Dhaye)


Author's Note

Margaux  (Dhaye)
Not just about physical aspect...

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Mia
YES!!! I’m so happy to read this…why not be happy for no other reason than to just enjoy life? There are no reasons not to but still people insist on not…for sure life has its moments that get you down and there is always the choice to deal and move forward or dwell! I’m so glad for your positivity and I’m even happier to see that it inspires you! With such a lovely smile, it would be a crime not to show it off!

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thanks you so much for the kind words, Mia. I really appreciate your visit today. :)



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lei
My mirror image smiled at me
Like saying, “Woman, you’ve gone enough.
You should be happy not for the past
But for this present you have at last.”

:)



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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thanks for peeking in, Kabayan. Love that smile. :)
A smile can make a person look beautiful and younger. Smiles are contagious....they make your world brighter. From the photo I see at the top of this page, you are certainly not old. Indeed, we should all rejoice in the lives we have....and appreciate them. Keep smiling! I enjoyed this write. lydI**

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Mia
YES!!! I’m so happy to read this…why not be happy for no other reason than to just enjoy life? There are no reasons not to but still people insist on not…for sure life has its moments that get you down and there is always the choice to deal and move forward or dwell! I’m so glad for your positivity and I’m even happier to see that it inspires you! With such a lovely smile, it would be a crime not to show it off!

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thanks you so much for the kind words, Mia. I really appreciate your visit today. :)
Beautiful poem, It's more musical
this verse ryhm even without literal symmetry ..
"In front of my mirror, I stood, I looked, I realized
I’m not anymore young, I’m old enough"

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thanks, Khaled. :)
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Dye
"Not just about physical aspect" That's good, it shouldn't have to be when you are speaking of yourself. Your self portrait poem is great with a nice message that really shows your inner beauty as well as the outer. Very nice Dhaye.

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Dye. :)
Reminds me of 'what we think we become'....good introspective piece with a great uplifting message too Dhaye! You are wise like Gautama Buddha. :-)

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Oh! Please, Frieda...don't flatter me. I can't thank you enough for supporting this piece through yo.. read more
umhhhh....very good inspirational note, love it

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thanks, rugare. :)

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