Sunday, March 25, 2012

Upon Reflection



Everything has changed.

When I see me reflected
 in your eyes
the image is distorted.

Or is it the picture 
inside my head
that’s warped?
Which one is real?

What is real;
who am I; 
which face shall I show
today?



This is written for The Mag where a plethora of talented folks respond to a writing prompt provided by Tess Kincaid.  Check it out.


Image by Duane Michals

32 comments:

  1. nothing is warped it is all real or an illusion.....nicely done and thanks for sharing

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  2. Reality is all in the mind
    Or the mirror you find
    So confusing indeed
    Now that you had to go and plant the seed

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  3. Very nice take on the prompt...

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  4. This is so true of so many... I really like how you presented it with questions.

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    1. Thanks Laurie, it's hard not too, imho.

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  5. I like the idea of choosing which face to show ... we all do that from time to time.

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  6. We all have various faces, don't we?

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    1. Yes, Tess, and some more than others.

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  7. Do we not "put on" the face/persona that we think best suits whomsoever we are with? Intriguing Magpie.

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  8. Thanks Doctor. Yes, you're right.

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  9. Most people have a face they show to the world, and one they keep well hidden from themselves...It's good to let the images combine, for it gives a truer picture...

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  10. Jinksy, that reminds me of a quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, "The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask."

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  11. Maybe you are more luminous in his presence.
    ~Mary

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  12. Wonderful poem Mary! It's a dangerous thing indeed to wear masks. Masks don't only hide who we are from those around us, after awhile they hide who we really are from ourselves. Again, wonderful job, you hit the nail on the head this time.

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    1. Thank you! And I think you're right about masking even from ourselves.

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  13. Excellent Mary - you make the reader think about the reflection we reveal

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  14. We all are complicated creatures....this is beautiful Mary!! :-)

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  15. Hi Mary!
    For some reason blogger chose not to let me know about your last two posts....I enjoyed them very much!

    Wander

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    1. Hi Wander, and thanks! Blogger can be a pain sometimes. Glad you stopped by anyway!

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    2. I know for some reason it likes to lose blogs I am following...so, I have to go the back door to find them at times...not usually yours though. I just thought it strange that you hadn't posted in a bit.

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  16. lotsa questions. Thought-provoking, sister

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    1. I'm putting on my sister face for you brother! :o)

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  17. Hmmm. I think you wrote this for a huge number of the world's population of women. Makes an important point, Mary.

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