Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Show up!

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A mirror, I assume…
has a host, a ghost
and the guardian too.

A host with pomp invites
to visit the museum
of rare collections.

I probe within, tap/tips
the fingers of life,
left in the wrinkles.

The ghost of mirror
appears for moment
with malevolent smile.

Repulsive, he points
what it could be if…
I kept my style.

The guardian wipes
the mirror crystal clear -
I see a radiant self.

The host leans in bow,
says: ‘keep showing up’,
at distance - ghost's
dubious glance...

Read more at: PU Mid-Week Motif ~ Mirror,

Treee Word Wednesday

23 comments:

  1. Aw ha! So that's how the dim view feature works on a vehicle rear view mirror.

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  2. interesting...i rather like the guardian...perhaps they allow us to see as it could be you know...or what really is in wiping away the veneer of the ghost....

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  3. Opposites, yin and yang, it's always about opposites . . .
    Nice description.

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  4. We are lucky there is a guardian and not only a ghost in our mirrors! And I am glad he can wipe away what the other suggests!

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  5. Interesting to find all of these in one poem. The host and the guardian sound friendly and helpful, but the ghost is one I could probably do without in my mirror. Good to keep that ghost in the distance!!

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    1. Sigh...I meant: interesting to find all of these in one's poem!!

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  6. Ghost of the mirror - this is really interesting, how we perceive ourselves in the light of truth. Nicely done.

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  7. Haha! Great characters in an allegory/fable I can totally relate to. Thank you, Humbird.

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  8. Ghost within, could be real or could be our sin

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  9. That mirror is a great trickster, you can't believe him for one moment.

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  10. I love "the fingers of life left in the wrinkles".

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  11. ...hauntingly interesting.... we are the ghost that we fear to see everyday... smiles...

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  12. Interesting. The ghost is one would never have thought about.

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  13. I like this.. Though these ghosts connected to looking in the mirror seems so much less kind as I get older☺

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  14. Love, love, love your comments! ...just got some mysterious internet/Wi connection
    issue yesterday-today (just fixed) after writing this poem...oh! Thanks to All!

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  15. Seeing yourself in the reflection of a museum exhibit is spooky..two stories crossing paths..you've captured it perfectly..

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  16. An interesting and fine poem.

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  17. haunting poem and a mirror that has many secrets

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  18. The host and the ghost... interesting view through your words. Well-penned.
    -HA

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  19. interesting conversations with tidbits of the self!

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  20. so many people crowded into the mirror when we look in! Thank goodness for the guardian angel showing up last to leave us with clearer eyes!

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