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Mirror Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all? Fair of face, thou mirror show but deepest heart you do not know. Smooth my brow and straight my nose glowing hair with scent of rose luscious curves and silken hose Dear Mirror, how I love thee. You hang here in my bathroom haunt to show me what I need and want thou shining, gleaming confidant Wise Mirror, you display me. As others see my sultry eyes my colored contacts glorify outward beauty, inward lie. Sly Mirror you conceal me. What’s this? A blemish do I see to mar my skin irreparably thou horror spot of infamy. Harsh Mirror, I detest thee! How can I show my face to all as snide remarks behind me call judgmental looks upon me fall. Quick Mirror, please remake me! Facade of fashion, slave of style beauty lasts such a short while public posture, private guile. Oh Mirror, please release me! Social woman’s silent lie never let them see me cry its so lonely I could die. Cruel Mirror, you enslave me. So there exists a God you say who sees my lies yet shows a way with love he sent his Son to save me?  You must be joking!! Years of struggle, chance for life surface smoothness, secret strife surrender my rebellion rife. Why Mirror!  You are silent. Slowly changing, healing, grief fleshly struggle, Spirit peace true forgiveness brings relief. Poor Mirror, just an object. Mirror, mirror’s shallowness God did save when I confessed inner self, forgiven-blessed. Now Mirror...               I dethrone thee.

Copyright © January 2002 Tom Larson

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