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The Creature in my Mirror

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Below is the poem entitled The Creature in my Mirror which was written by poet William Kershaw. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Creature in my Mirror

You,
 
A creature so unlike a dinosaur,
Pallid, weak and frail.
No fossil in the stony flesh of Mother Earth,
Unlike trilobite, leaf or snail.

Worse yet, no one searches for your trace,
Or recognises that you're missing,
They're all wrapped up in studying,
Fornication, fondling and kissing.

No biologist, paleontologist, anthropologist,
Searches for your presence, growing frantic,
To find at least one before the Great Extinction,
The last of the true Romantics.

T'is true they're not searching for you now,
Without rutting their interest is small,
They'll learn one day that the old ways were true,
And again you may hear hopeful calls


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  1. Date: 11/19/2010 2:21:00 PM

    Dear William, I missed this as I it seems I always do. It's never late to appreciate a very good poem filled with truth and depth! Definitely want to keep this one where I can find it again and again. Congratulations on your feature this week! Truly worthy! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 7:43:00 AM

    Yes! I just posted one - Chains - having the same general idea. What's happening to us? Where did the values go. Congrats on the selection. LOve this piece. Dave

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 8:51:00 AM

    this was a truly exceptional poem, with such well written mystery and wonder. It was with great pleasure that i read it's lines. This is a piece to be proud of, congratulations on your feature this week. This is going into my favorites collection :). --Madison

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 10:53:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week William. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 2:12:00 PM

    Congrats Will on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a special piece to share with us all with luv this happy Sunday...

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 1:06:00 PM

    Very witty poem here, with clevor rhyme, details and introspection to ponder. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 8:35:00 AM

    So enjoyed your creative write today William and hope u are having a safe and happy holiday weekend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 6:38:00 AM

    The rhyming pattern is excellent. I really like the third stanza. Great job and keep writing. Joseph

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 5:04:00 AM

    Great expressive write about romantic love expressed in this one..We need more of the romance in life now and less of the blatant sex..Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 3:45:00 AM

    A nice write on dinosaur with their great plaight