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Mirror, Lie to Me

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Mirror, Lie to Me

I stare at my mirror
So shocked by what I see
There is a strange woman
Staring right back at me

I must’ve been abducted
This must be a crazy trick
For the reflection that I see
Is making me quite sick

Are those horrid wrinkles?
Is that a double chin?
The neck that was my joy
Is pillar like- not thin!

My eyes have no sparkle
They look listless and glazed
Perhaps it’s hard to focus
When I feel so dazed

Maybe it’s just a dream
From which I will awake
For how could that be me?
I’m sure it’s just a fake

I pinch myself real hard
The mirror woman screams
Oh no, it must be true
Now both of us cry streams

Mirror, you’re a traitor!!!
Mirror, this is a crime!!!
I order you to hide!!!
The tell-tale signs of time!!!

Do me a small favor
Tell me a little lie
Reflect a younger me…
Oh please, give it a try!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/28/2014 7:50:00 AM
    Eileen . . . They also say in the German language from the story of Snow White: "Spiegelein, Spiegelein, an der Wand, Wer ist die Schoenste im ganzen Land?" Meaning: "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" That was for Snow White -- I guess for rest of us mortals we have to go with the "Lie to Me" route. (HA HA) Cheers, Gary

  1. Date: 9/28/2014 7:42:00 AM
    Eileen . . . Exceptionally well-done!! I will turn "63" on October 14th, and so I must enter a conversation with my mirror and see if I can convince it TO LIE TO ME!! This a quite exquisite write Eileen. All the Best, Gary

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/28/2014 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Gary, for reading this older write. I think men just getting better with age. I really do. Women go through more of a trying time accepting the changes that take place. Oh well....it's not like we can stop the hands of time. Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 5:45:00 AM
    Us cry streams. Not sure if I understand that. Other than that, rest of poem sounds quite eloquent and to be for us Poetry Soupers was always meant. Jim Horn

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/15/2014 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BOTH OF US...Both of us cry streams...the lady in the mirror and me! Thanks for the visit to my work, James. Have a good day.
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Oh-oh you had me there again, Eileen. This is yet another very good poem of yours. Keep on writing. LoveLots, Ara

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/15/2014 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit, Ara. Very sweet of you to drop by.
  1. Date: 8/11/2014 9:15:00 PM
    The mirror and the clock do not lie. But as Pythagoras said "Time is but the stream I go fishing in" Solid work here! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/11/2014 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You've been to this poem before, Matthew. So glad you visited again! Thank you for the postful kiss. Delightful. I will visit you soon. I'm preparing to go off to class. Hugs
  1. Date: 8/9/2014 1:42:00 PM
    I must not be a mirror.. That's not what I see.. Lady, I witness perfection.. Rare wisdom and beauty!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/9/2014 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LM...please...be careful with your words. ;) Poets...they are a dangerous lot! Thanks ever so much though for your kindness. I'm blushing!
  1. Date: 8/7/2014 4:55:00 AM
    Some people for Eileen Manassian all have quite a passion. I spelled it ending in assian but my spell check automatically corrected it. Now let me guess. Now the answer I will try to seek and guess what. I came up with a gorgeous Greek by the name of Eileen who with I could create quite a seen but being that I am 73 I will have to ask my wife to forgive me. Pleasant and perfect poetry writing, James Thomas Horn Bet you never received an email like this one before. Aren't us Americassian's odd

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/7/2014 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEE HEE! Odd or not. I found it terribly sweet, James. :) Thanks for this lovely visit to my work. I'll be sure to check you out. Tell your wifie not to worry.... ;) I'm oceans away!
  1. Date: 7/30/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Mirrors can be tricky. Very nice job on this one! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mattew. Kind of you to visit my older writes. :)
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 9:22:00 AM
    You write in past tense??? had not has?

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/13/2014 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    NO NO NO....... ON MY PHONE. ....TYPO.... NEVER DOUBT WHAT YOUR FRIENDSHIP MEANS TO ME...... MY GUARDIAN POET.
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 7:53:00 AM
    Has it been over a year already? My watch must be a liar!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/13/2014 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha!!! Good one! Yes.... This was the beginning of a friendship which had come to mean so much to me. Hugs
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Hi Eileen I have dedicated a poem to you. I hope you enjoy it.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/24/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TO ME??????????? Where??????????
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 7:39:00 PM
    One more thing if your mirror is telling you you are not beautiful it is already telling you a Lie. Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/24/2013 1:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! :) Thanks!
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 7:37:00 PM
    From my experience women at every age fail to recognize their beauty. I wrote a poem called Mirror imagine which is not on this site. I wrote it for Eating Disorder Awareness week. The point is we need to find a way to see our beauty apart from our youth worshipping culture. I can assure you the beauty is there I have witnessed my wife become increasingly beautiful over our 20 years together.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/24/2013 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! Richard! Not many men are like you, believe me! What a lovely testament to love! God bless you! Hugs!
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:59:00 PM
    mirror is a time where we reflect our timeless inner beauty ...... mirror is a mystery where horizontal axis of time reverses but vertical axis of timelessness remains same .....so a very fine poem of human emotions expressed with fine poem ...... thanks ...... love all.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/22/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What an intriguing post! :) Thank you for your kindness!
  1. Date: 1/17/2013 4:58:00 PM
    I believe we like to see ourselves in a mirror's image. You write well about what you see, or don't see, reflected there. I have written a couple you might like... try "Reflection" and "A Look At Myself" posted in my portfolio. They are both reflections I see..... Love Ya Much.... Jake

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/17/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, John. Will do! :)
  1. Date: 1/17/2013 10:19:00 AM
    From the looks of the way you express yourself with your words- I would say you are a drop dead gorgeous woman! Mirrors are jerks... I never did like those guys! GREAT write!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/17/2013 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne! How sweet of you! Hugs!
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:44:00 AM
    I would never see the image of you as you see it In the mirror! What I’ll see is the beautiful soul that has sacrificed herself to make you what you are today in your life i.e. what you have achieved. I enjoyed it, made me smile and still smiling! Wonderfully written! Thank you! Para poly kala!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/16/2013 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Demetrios...you life my spirit! Thank you so very much! God bless. I'm going through a down time and this is a very uplifting post! God bless! hugs!
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:27:00 PM
    yes, some days it can be scary!! I know that feeling, but gosh, I hope it isn't as bad as this for you very often. I think a lot of it has to do with how you are just feeling on a certain day. anyway, writing a poem like this is a great way to let it out!!! well done.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/16/2013 6:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea....sweet of you! Hugs!
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Love the way you critiszed your beauty. Being able to write such a poem proves you're beautiful. :)))) Great job !

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/15/2013 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Bijo! So sweet of you! :) Hugs!
    Saab Avatar Bijo Saab
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    criticized*
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:17:00 PM
    you look way too young to be writing this (excellent!) poem, but i can totally relate to the sentiment!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/15/2013 9:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene! I have an 18 year old daughter! #justsaying!! ;)
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