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Facing the Truth

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Facing the Truth

Wave a hand in front of my face
and see magic happen…
That’s how I feel sometimes
Replace the face with a clean slate
or maybe not,
rather a scanned image of what’s truly within
so people will finally see
 what should be seen,
not what they want to see

Somebody pointed it out to me one time,
and how true he is…
He said that one has never truly seen
one’s own face.

How ironic, right?
Yes, you see yourself in the mirror
but that’s only a reflection of yourself
Depending on how good a mirror is,
and the lighting…

I also have to ask, what defines a “good” mirror?
Photos of oneself are still somehow altered one way or another.
passing through lenses…
just never a firsthand account of seeing oneself 
face to face—

I have seen my hands, each line, each groove and ridge of my fingerprints
though I have seen the top view of my nose,  that’s it…not my entire face really

So how ironic really that the blind 
probably see their faces much, much better
than those who can see with their eyes,
because they see through their hands…
touching,
          just feeling…





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  1. Date: 6/1/2012 11:27:00 AM
    If ever I have seen a blog blow up in someone's face....it's up there right now, glaringly hot-hot-hot!! :D

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 12:13:00 PM
    napping NOW write..write! 2:15 PM EST USA L & L

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 10:05:00 PM
    P.S. - and his name isn't nikko lol.

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 10:04:00 PM
    P.D. is sending me soupmails, but has me blocked, so my replies won't show up? Strange, one-sided convo anyway. She says how she hates me and is deleting my contest wins. All I wanted to reply back to her was, that she can hate me all she wants, I am not going to reciprocate the feeling. She keeps mentioning something about "war" or whatever, and I have no idea wot she is talking about, except it does seem as if there is a certain someone who is definitely prodding her on, helping to fuel this.

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:39:00 AM
    I send you a little something via snail mail lol, hopefully you get it before next year ;) and no it is not mangoes ;D *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 1:58:00 AM
    Very Stunning Words....I won't test you even tho I'm 6'3'' 260 is what I was thinking after the opening. I thought you were instigating a fight...Like "put your hands in my face I make Magic Happen PUNK!" I like what came of this poem!

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 10:36:00 PM
    Nikko. I went over an hour past the deadline I set for myself catching up here tonight Good grief. I think I better hurry and post another poem and get off. Luv ya, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 8:29:00 AM
    thought-provoking poem nikko. i hope this is an entry for the mirror contest? great ending about the blind "seeing" the real person inside.

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 4:11:00 PM
    Again Nikko, a beauty set apart, I agree, the blind have more vision sometimes for they can feel what our eyes deceive. Love and Hugs, Vienna.

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 11:47:00 AM
    Wow!! If this one doesn't make it onto the list, I will eat my hat that I don't wear.. Love this Missy!! Especially the last piece so much truth wrapped into it!! *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 10:54:00 AM
    (Just saw your comment on Liz Walsh's diet dream poem and it cracked me up, Nikko.) Wishing you boatloads of chocolate bon bons! LOL Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 7:02:00 AM
    My, what a thought provoking piece, Nikko. Love it! Glad to hear you're doing good. All's well here, thanks : )

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:00:00 PM
    wow,this is so thoughtful, As Sara says here, and very insightful and it ROCKS. Keep up writing like this, nikko! Sublime!

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 2:58:00 PM
    Very thoughtful work..Mine face is stamped with character lines...Enjoyed reading your penned thoughts this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by my blog, reading, and commented...I am looking forward to reading the works of people who have been challenged...Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 11:54:00 AM
    An interesting thought provoking write.Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 11:53:00 AM
    I like the wake up wave in front of the face..lol..it's like saying hello... Wake up and smell the with all your 5 senses... Good poem nikko.... I think the blued see better.. Why Know everything.. Lg you can feel every thing....ok..just feeling is believing...ya ya ya..p.d

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 11:49:00 AM
    I'm still awake.. Lol.. I'm like a poisonous mushroom.. in two hours I'm going comment crazy... Ha ha

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:54:00 AM
    Our "self images" are often way off target, Nikko. Everytime someone takes a new photo of me, I ask myself, "Who's that old bat?" I really like this poem. Sometimes I look in the mirror and see my grandmother. Scary. If this is for the "mirror" contest, I wish you success! Soup mail, hon. Love, Carolyn