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Mirror Reflection

I see her in reflection
as the steam evaporates
from the mirrored back splash
behind the counter
In front of me
where I wait impatiently
for my morning fix -
coffee and  a bagel.

There she sits - alone
at a table for two
by the window

Shaky hands
lifting a paper cup to
her quivering lips -
haunted eyes starring 
at a newspaper
she doesn’t see 
as her mind wonders
through old memories.

The pain is sharp
as the blade of recognition
enters my heart

For it is now -
with my back turned to her
I clearly see her 
in the light of today-
as the mirror reflection
reverses the rolls we play

She - now the child
I – now the mother

Oh!  the tricks
that time does play.

Copyright © Elaine George

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  1. Date: 1/31/2010 11:09:00 AM
    God Bless, Lainie. A touching poem. This one reaches the heart. Vince

  1. Date: 1/31/2010 6:29:00 AM
    Very good work.Congrats for being a featured poet this week.

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 6:38:00 AM
    Father time does play tricks... I remember my adolescent years like they were yesterday... Now a thirty year old man.... Still young, but reminiscent.... Good write friend... Congrats on the feature.....:JP]

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 4:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Elaine, on having your warming heartfelt poem featured this week. It was an enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 7:56:00 AM
    Wow! This is really food-for-thought! It's hell to get old...or is it?" Congrats on this super poem selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:18:00 AM
    Many congrats on your well deserved feature this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:55:00 AM
    Oh I relate myself to this poem...It spoke to me!! I often reflect this way....(who is this person I see in the mirror or window reflection?)....So worthy to be featured this week Elaine...this is a wonderful insightful poem! Congratulations!~Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:25:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Elaine Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 9:16:00 PM
    Congrats Lainie on your featured poem on the Soup this week.. beautiful choice..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:25:00 PM
    Congrats on being featured this week..this is fine work and very emotional. BG

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:51:00 PM
    Many congratulations in you deserved featured poem this week, Elaine >> James

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:35:00 PM
    Congratulations are your well deserved featured poem this week Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 8:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on making the semi finals and good luck. A very nice poem. I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:57:00 AM
    Lainie,Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Two poems making the grade that's really something, smile. Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 12:35:00 AM
    Congrats on your first round contest success Elaine.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:49:00 PM
    Congrats again for this entry, Lainie :) Wish you all the best :)

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:21:00 AM
    How are they going to choose? this is fine too. Congrats! BG

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:21:00 AM
    How are they going to choose? this is fine too. Congrats! BG

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:10:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Elaine >> James

  1. Date: 8/28/2009 4:35:00 PM
    and also is me. i too am amazed at the times and the trick that was so hidden in plain sight all thes years. and now we live after just a taste. you are strumming my fate with your fingers. john h loving iii