Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Nothing like me

I look in the mirror
And what do I see?
There is a reflection
But it's nothing like me

The smile doesn't look right
How can it be there
When inside I'm suffering
Overwhelming despair

The posture is confident
Yet inside my head
I know I'm a failure
And should hide away instead

So what does this tell me?
This image I see
Which one is real?
Outside or inner me

xxxxx

Inspired by the art provided at The Mag
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6 comments:

Kim Nelson said...

One of my favs in response to this prompt, Emma. I have long thought the image we see in a mirror has very little to do with the entity standing there.

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, sometimes it's better if we don't see- and other times we are the better for it- such is life!

turtlememoir said...

nicely done, Emma - sometimes it's not easy to look in my mirror

L said...

Good reflection for this image.

Helen said...

A riddle in your poem ... the answer is both.

Sue said...

Always a good question. And I agree with Helen's answer.

=)