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sonnet 14

Who is the man in my reflected glass
Whose tiny thumbs tickle my throat and tie
From room to room I watch him as I pass
Holding his pain as if he wants to die

I use to shave him just to see his skin
But now his head and face is full of hair
One could compare his likeness as my twin
As I adopt his cold and eerie glare

For hours he cries with eye drops from my eyes
Often he spies...reflecting from the light
With my disguise he tells me many lies
So with a blade I made his vision night

Oh Lord, my sanity is most unkind
The morbid man was me now mute and blind!

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  1. Date: 7/28/2011 12:13:00 PM
    Interesting write, full of anguish. Regards, Robert.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 10:55:00 PM
    Actually, johhny , I think this one works better for that inner conflict contest. I really like this one!! Or maybe you used it for the mirror contest? I see you are numbering your sonnets. Did you really start doing them? I started in 2000. CAn you guess how many I got to?