Stranger Staring Back

Stranger Staring Back

A Poem by Emily Dickinson Jr.
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This about seeing who you truly are. Not what eveyone else sees or your perception of yourself but the real truth. It's about accepting yourself :-) read it plz

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Such beauty I have never seen

Huh! that's me?

 It can't have been

 

I've never been a sight to see

You want a picture

Really? yes! Of me?

I never guessed

 

I still can't see

How that face

Could really be me

 

I look again

My belief denied

Yet my hope is sprung

I am suprised

 

The gown of blues

And golds and greens

Has shown me such

Amazing things

 

Then its ripped

It's shown a dream

 

The face has cracked

It looks real mean

 

My dress is torn

My throat swells

My tears ....

 

Im afraid

This was

My greatest fear

 

It wasn't me

How could I think

That I was ever

On the brink

Of love and awe

beauty and more

 

So now I sink

Unto the floor

While she sneers

"look at her"

 

And then it stops

I know its me

 

All the beauty

and the ugliness

That I see

 

So I sink upon my knees

 And say

"I see."

Content to know

That both are me

 

 

 

 

© 2013 Emily Dickinson Jr.


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Mirror image, both selves the ugly and beautiful sides make a person, define them... Through the looking glass the person we often see, the real truth behind the painted facade is not always what we expect... I really like how you've artfully described this sensation and concept, well penned indeed plus the picture looks amazing and fits well with this piece :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

perfectly correct. A beutiful review chelsea
Castonovia

7 Years Ago

Thanks and thank you for writing such a lovely piece ;p
Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

always my pleasure



Reviews

Wow.. This is amazing...!
So relatable (sadly), and awesome!
I loved it so much!
Just, wow!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

Im really glad you loved it so much!! :-)
 Soul Fire

7 Years Ago

np
All i can say is wow, i am speechless. This is stunningly amazing, i loved the rhyme scheme.

Great job.

100100

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

aww thanx so much zach!!!! im rly happry u liked it!
Very good. I like the structure and the meaning behind it. Once again, very good poem :):):)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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The last few lines got me!!!!!

So I sink down and say

"I see."

Content to know

That both are me

*dramatically faints* Just glorious!!!!!! :D Funny, cuase when I look in the mirror I see a stranger too but I usually wink and say hey gorgeous and walk away. She was lookin fine so I couldn't resist. lol No! But on a serious level this was very beautiful and how both can live in a harminous way. :D

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

awww thanx so much jam!!
The message you conveyed is beautiful. yes we have to accept both our beauty and ugliness. I wont deny its hard though to accept it.
One minute i feel i am beautiful and accept it but the other minute when i see i am ugly i just drown in to darkness. You have done an awesome job!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

thanx so much!!! I think a lot of people feel like that even if they dont admit it.
Simply magnificent! Your rhyme and structure is fantastic. And you have conveyed the message of the piece so wonderfully. I bet everyone has felt like this at some point and it really struck a chord with me! Fantastic!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

thanx so much!! I'm glad you enjoyed. most of my poems come from personally experiences or emotion.. read more
You in my group you should submit this to this week’s contest? Well done indeed a bit sad but well done

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked it!!!! I'll see about putting it uo :-D
Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

whiich group?
J. Viands

7 Years Ago

To be witness
I like the concept.........good stuff indeed!


Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

Thanx andrew! :-) glad you liked it
i think you've done an amazing job with this one! I love the meaningful poem! Have ti shelve this one!!! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

7 Years Ago

oooh!!! thanx Rhea! im glad you enjoyed it and you know im always very grateful when someone likes m.. read more

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