Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

A Poem by Luissanto
"

Definitely not a fairy tale

"

Mirror mirror on the wall

Who must hurt most of all?

The child who in the corner sits

bleeding  from

his fathers hits

or the teenage girl

hurt and used

or the wife in denial

of being abused

what about the homeless

who live on the street

with nowhere to go

and nothing to eat

or the elderly people

who all alone die

with no one to wipe

the tears from their eyes

So mirror mirror

please answer me...

Why must they hurt?

is the answer

I seek.

© 2018 Luissanto


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Well...
I'd love to give you the politically correct and socially acceptable response and say that it is God's will, The Lord tests us from time to time, but that would be a load of BS.
I really adore your little poem Luis, it stirs the heart and makes us ask why, but there is no simple answer.
Let us ask instead, what can we do?

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for your powerful and insightful words, they always challenge me
to look deeper in.. read more
Matching Socks

9 Years Ago

Luis, I think you have a big heart and I think you do your part just by making us think. :)



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"Why must they hurt?
is the answer"
everyone seeks..
A very insightful piece.. bravo :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Wow... just wow. I'm speechless. This touched me. It melted my heart and it was easy to feel the emotion in the poem. This is true art.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank you...Your words mean alot to me.
This poem is shocking, and real, and challenges the heart. It has good rythmn near the end, and I like the rhyming. Only thing I suggest is to change the second lines a little. Maybe, "The child who in the corner sits/ bleeding from his father's hits"...or something that holds the rythmn. A very inwardly searching poem. A thoughtful reflection (pun intended) :) Good job!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for the insight and the suggestion... I like it very much.
Oh my gosh this is so powerful and I seek that answer as well. We can just our part in helping who we can. People are put in our lives for a reason... I believe this. We need to do our part to be the best person we can to others and help where we can. Great writing here.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for sharing such beautiful and compassionate words...
I wish answers were more forthcoming, I long ago decided I can not ever understand such sorrowful hurt - all I can do is send out unconditional love each day to where it is needed, poignant poem x

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for sharing such beautiful insight...
Ruth

9 Years Ago

Most welcome hon x
The compassion in this poem is hard to ignore. Life does leave you with lot of unanswered questions and those raised in this poem were quite valid.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for sharing your honest and heartfelt sentiments...
Damn powerful message, this is a story of many countries where child abused is happening almost everywhere. These children don't have toys to play with neither dreams that are cherished, its equally important for us to help such children or else we are doing nothing but letting the another dream waste...

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for sharing such wise and insightful words.
I have read many of your poems, and understand you to be a caring, honest and talented writer,
But the answer is simple… and reading your reviews, from some likewise talented and caring people, I am nervous to say… but feel it true all the same, I don’t think it a coincidence that you chose mirror, mirror to voice this question, because the answer I'm afraid is in our reflection.
We are to blame, all of us, equally, for now we can only do our part, until someone special stands up and one day unifies us in a social revolution… till then we can only do our part.
And the way to start? ask the question
And for that Luis, I thank you


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Luissanto

9 Years Ago

Thank You for you kind words and your powerful insight. You are right... We are
all to blame. .. read more
Mark

9 Years Ago

So true… have you thought about posting ‘Mirror Mirror’ in a larger public setting? If I had .. read more
Thank You, for all of you who have taken the time to review my work, and
share your hearts with me. I am both blessed and honored that you have chosen
to let me share my deepest innermost thoughts with you.
Thank You



Posted 9 Years Ago



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Luissanto

Woodside, NY



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My name is Luis Santos Verges and I have a passion for graphic design and writing. It is my belief, that poems are inner reflections, "Soul Tattoos" that are meant to live forever. This grou.. more..

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