Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Me With Mirror~

The Reflection….


Mirrors reflect
Images whisper; blend
Maintaining pleasure of order
And in a split second, an emotionless,
Unpoetic clone floats up and screams,
“ I rule! I rule! You’ve been replaced… “, I cringe;
…I feel totally naked like never before.
The echoes rub in deep; 
An invasion of privacy it is...
    Silence overrides...

My subconscious and I carry on 
Wordlessly.
We love playing hide and seek,
Today, the play stops     A real heart-breaker,
 The mirror recognises my face
Sans all mask….all shield.
      rips every inch of me..
Confused, I ask myself,
‘ Will I be adjudged a hypocrite?’
The reflection looks dazed    startled,
My eyelids drop,
I hate to stare at my own flaws…
 I walk briskly towards the light
that reaches every corner of the room
     And turn off the light
 Letting out a devilish laugh.
Is it an act of necessity or escape..I wonder



14 comments:

  1. Oh, the mirror can be cruel. Best turn out the light!

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    1. Thank you, Indy! Please tell me how do I get a link (URL) to your poetry blogs! Can you please post it here.
      Thanks again,

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  2. Panchali, lovely to see you back here these days. We must catch up soon.I dont think any mirror you look in can find too many flaws. I enjoyed the read and resonate with preferring dim lights. Poor vision has helped my self-esteem too, lol.

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  3. p.s. You can reach indybev by clicking on Beverly Crawford's link at Poets United. That's the same Beverly.

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    1. Oh, thanks a bunch, Sherry for your kind attention and information! Gratified :))
      I'l check out in a while. Going to the doctor for a check up now.

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  4. This is absolutely awe-inspiring Panchali❤️ especially love this; "We love playing hide and seek, Today, the play stops. A real heart-breaker, The mirror recognizes my face. Sans all mask….all shield."

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  5. Necessity or escape? Perhaps a little of both. I think it's important to see our truth, but perhaps too shocking, so we need our defenses to shield us a bit.
    Enjoyed reading this.

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  6. Ah, necessity or escape....that definitely is the question! I really liked reflecting on your words, Panchali!

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  7. Wonderfully composed. As you reflect on your mirror, we reflect on ours.

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  8. Such self-confrontation is no hypocrisy!

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  9. oh those moments.. it's not always wonderful to be face to face with one self...methinks the darkening moments give us space...a really enjoyable poem Panchali di...

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  10. Panchali
    The mirror can rule if we let it. I agree turn the harsh lights off and reflect in the dusk's glow

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  11. Enjoyed reading you after a long time :) I think we all do wonder and introspect..

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  12. that's a wonderful poem....that's something to ponder!

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