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My Enemy

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My Enemy

The mirror is my enemy,
But used to be my friend.
The past is gone forever
And it’s no use to pretend.

Reality’s reflected
And it’s not a pretty sight.
I rarely feel defeated
But I’ve given up the fight.

I’ve hit on a solution – 
I just shouldn’t even glance
Into any type of mirror
Under any circumstance.

In a warlike situation,
When you’re entering the fray,
Let your common sense remind you – 
Keep your enemies at bay!

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 9:23:00 AM
    ha! can totally relate! getting older sucks...

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 9:36:00 AM
    Top one fine lady, who will never be my enemy! -Dean

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:33:00 AM
    hahaha. How I love your humor.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 8:59:00 PM
    nice

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 6:54:00 PM
    I don't like my reflection in a mirror either. Good write as usual Ilene.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 3:30:00 PM
    I love this poem. How fun is this. You've got a winner here.