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The Mirror

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The Mirror

The mirror of my soul has been cracked
It happened when you gave it back
With a tissue of lies and deceit
A broken heart as a receipt

How could these lies bring me down?
How could you treat me like a clown?
Now a mask smile on my face
The real one it has to replace

The tears I cry in solitude
Depress and make me so subdued
Will the hurting ever end
Will love come to me again?

I thought you were both lover and friend
Could not see this in the end
It slapped me right across the face
I wished you’d left without a trace

Every day you try to be 
The one I thought you were to me
Every day hurts more and more
Should I even up the score?

Sleep with someone just like you
I know for me that would not do
I will have to live with the pain
From revenge I must refrain 

Try to rebuild what we had
Make some good out of the bad
So our children cannot see
The hurt and pain you’ve given me

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:07:00 PM
    Owen, congratulations on having your poem Featured this past week. It was nice reading your poem tonight. Goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:42:00 PM
    A poem that definitely steered up my emotions...loved the rhythm to it. Take care. Mary xx

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:41:00 AM
    I LOVE THESE LINES ESP YOUR SECOND STANZA. THIS IS JUST TOO LYRICAL. KUDOS TO YOU LUV FROM NURUDEEN

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:18:00 PM
    great one again, you have a blessed New Year Owen ;}

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Sad and touching, both.

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 10:08:00 AM
    What can I say? This is like a master piece. If it's fiction it's good. These things do happen in real fife. God bless you and Happy New Year. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:03:00 PM
    I love the message. An eye for an eye, and both will be blind. POWERFUL AND GENTLEMANLY!

    ML Avatar SCRIBE ML
    Date: 12/21/2012 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Morality at it's best!!!
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:18:00 PM
    soup mail...

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Owen my friend I know what you said last time I asked but I do hope this is fiction.....very strong write...David

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 12/20/2012 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi David just fiction I'm afriad, all the best Owen