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The Mirror is a Liar

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The Mirror is a Liar

Time to banish that old broken mirror
It only shows sadness it gives you tears
Its faulty reflection can paralyze 
Don't listen to its voice tell you sad lies

Find a new mirror take a really close look
You are in control take back what it took
You may be surprised by all that you see
Embrace this knowledge and see true beauty

Mirrors of distortion tell you you're less
Look beyond the makeup hair or that dress
I hope your conclusion is now not the same
Not seeing yourself would be such a shame

Embrace yourself you are one of a kind
Incomparable beauty, truly sublime
See your reflection it's where to begin
Once witnessed you can let love in

The mirror is one dimensional 
Yet some are locked inside the glass
Listening to a lifeless image
That doesn't breathe or let them pass




Inspired by  "Mirror Lie to Me" Written by Eileen Ghali.
Dedicated to all women in hopes that they learn to see how
beautiful they really are.

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Now, Master of Words, how to tell the mirrors to go to bed and forget doing their job for some time? I have problems to really accept my ageing image; especially when my daughter shows her concern - and fears!- about what she is losing, day by day...I can smile "hush, little baby" but whenI'm alone, it really matters...Help!(^-^) Hugs, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/19/2014 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hugs Back! You look pretty good to me. Women develop a beauty that trancends the calendar.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:28:00 PM
    The first poem that has my name in it somewhere....what an honor!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/19/2014 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Eileen, you have inspired me many times.
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Hi, Richard....Soup Mail! :)

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 2:54:00 AM
    Well said Richard! The physical mirror shows only what the physical eye wants to see, it is the inner mirror that should guard our hearts. Wise words you've penned these.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky.
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:30:00 AM
    we are more than what we see in the mirror....recently i saw many strands of white in my hair and at first i just felt down...then thinking over it again,i thought i hv earned each white hair..i just love my white hair now...its a beautiful reflection Richard...loved reading it....read my poem 'my medals'...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good for you Irfana for seeing true beauty. You have a most excellent mirror!
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Agree with Andrea, this is such an encouragement poem, deep and great moral, great inspiration Rick :D - hug, yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/27/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you like it.
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:32:00 PM
    I like how the other poet inspired this one in you, Richard. It's an awesome message.

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Broken mirrors are very bad luck, or so they say. enjoyed your mirror image Richard, love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Lovely, Richard! Truly lovely! I will keep this poem close to my heart to remind me when that mirror wants to drag me down!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Just about everyone sees flaws when they look in a mirror. We're always comparing ourselves with Hollywood's version of beauty. Beauty comes from within... have a great west coast day!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 7:29:00 PM
    I love this positive message. We are often the most critical of our own image...no matter who we are, or what our look. (It's the inside that should really matter) :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Dropping by again to tell you about my very first contest! :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Richard.........I'm....I'm...going to cry! This means so much to me. I really can't thank you enough! Bless you for bringing me joy! I do have issues with self-acceptance. You are amazing! Thanks ever so much!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:41:00 PM
    I loved her poem, and I love this one too! Like I told her, I never was a fan of mirrors... they are jerks!

    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 1/24/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're such a doll :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/24/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, it's to bad your mirror does not see what I see. I could see it from the first poem I read.
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Wow, this is a perfect entry into Eileen's contest, I am most impressed! I really loved reading this masterful poem this afternoon! What an enlightening piece, Great Work!!