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My Looking Glass Self

I fear not the unknown
but what I cannot unleash and interpret
stifled emotions blur my vision
leaving my looking glass self – unclear

my insides are in disarray, like 
shredded confetti propelling in the wind
scattered pieces lose their bearing  
leaving my looking glass self -  astray

bewilderment surrounds me now, while
revisiting an exhausted road 
heavy footprints convey a story
leaving my looking glass self - questioning

life’s sophistication is a struggle, akin to a rubix cube
to succeed with no difficulty - cheat
moulding fate to the desired outcome
leaving my looking glass self - discreditable

I excavate buried courage, and
confront the image gazing back at me
suffering has been endured, however
the reflection stands upright and determined 
despite life’s battle, survival has conquered      
leaving my looking glass self – intact 

written by Diana-Marie Bombardieri
January 11, 2012
Originally written in 1998

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  1. Date: 9/30/2012 9:17:00 AM
    Wow this poem is amazing I don't even know what to say... I feel like you wrote exactly what I was sitting here trying to get out. Thank you for sharing and congrats on your win, you definitely deserved it! I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:17:00 PM
    This is a heart felt write honest and true I enjoyed your sharing. You are one in a million and I got lucky enough to have you as my daughter, how lucky can a girl get, Love You Much, Mom.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D's "Emotional" contest Diana-Marie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Diana-Marie congrats on your win, excellent..David

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in PD's Contest, Diana. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:27:00 AM
    congrats on your win cory

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Diana,, congratulations with your emotional poem! Thank you very much for sharing something so emotional with us. Some poems, are tough to express and share out in the open. God Bless. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 4:20:00 PM
    This is an oldie but a goodie. I enjoyed this one Diana-Marie.

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 7:10:00 PM
    I like that you ended on a positive note since I got unclear, astray, etc. so INTACT is a good place to be, dear. Your style is a bit like your mom's. It's really interesting and I think it's a bit genetic. MY daughter also likes to write but like me, she is drawn to rhyme!! (and she does not even read my stuff) I enjoyed your reflecting thoughts here. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 12:14:00 PM
    A fine write...thanks for sharing :-)

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 12:04:00 PM
    What an outstanding poem you have shared with us today Diana-Marie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 11:18:00 AM
    Captured my senses from the first line to the last...incredible poem. I like the style you used also. Enjoyed !!!

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 11:12:00 AM
    I enjoyed this piece, nice flow. Liked the repeating line with just one word different. This conveys so much, very thought provoking. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Wow! This free verse has got top quality,Diana:) I truly love your write,smooth and a pleasure to read.Hugs,Arild