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Mirror Mirror

Your reflection is a liar
It makes no confessions 
The image reaches within
Cold fingers claw at your mind
A mirrored smile
Taunts you
Haunts you
No words spoken
Yet you hear screaming in your head
You reach out your hands
Palms joined on glass
No warmth transfers as you touch
You stare at the illusionary you
Looking back from his backward land
A place without air
Yet it is you who cannot breath
Together you bang on the glass
Cracks appear
You cut your right hand 
Blood trickles down his left wrist
As he licks it off you taste it on your lips
There it is again
That smile
Perhaps it's a smirk
What does he know
Fear rises from within
You turn to walk away
Hair rises on your neck
The sound of shattered glass
As the pieces of you fall
You were never here
All these people you used to be
Shards of glass upon the floor

Nathan's Mirror Contest

Kind of freaky it matches one of your pictures, I wrote this a while ago.

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 11:05:00 AM

    CONGRATS!! in the mirror contest.... Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 8:03:00 AM

    Richard this is an outstanding poem. I've put this on my fave. Congratulations on your well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Connie, sorry I am not reading this till now. I am honored you wish to add to your favorites.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:01:00 PM

    Richard, congrats in Nathan's MIRROR contest............... have yourself a sweet day............ SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT, you as well.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 3:11:00 PM

    Wow sounds like the picture of Dorian Grey! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie. Who is Dorian Grey?
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 2:45:00 PM

    A quality write from you Richard, congrats on the winner, Joe..)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/30/2013 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joe, cool mask
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 2:08:00 AM

    You write with skill and talent that cannot be reversed. Mirrors struggle to present your image to yourself. This one will always stand ready to render awe-struck those who read it... Extremely well done... Jake

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/30/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John, your kind words are appreciated.
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:58:00 PM

    interesting, CONGRATS!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/29/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nathan, is intresting good or bad??
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 8:42:00 AM

    This is so COOL! "Backward land" and "the pieces of you fall"... Seriously, awesome imagery. I'm adding this to my faves!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/9/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather. I like the new photo.
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 7:46:00 AM

    Wooooww, I love this one, another shape of you Rick! Really missed to see your writings! :D wishing you a lovely day :) miss and hug yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/8/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Another shape of me, I like that. Thanks.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:20:00 PM

    very interesting.you are a great writer and good friend to so many.keep your head up.take care.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/8/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Colleen
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 3:48:00 PM

    Wow, this is so interesting, drawing us into your mirror world. Excellent writing! Thank you so much for my placement in your contest. I had to write it in a rush or it would have been better rhymed. Andrea was pleased with it, so that is important to me. Mahalo, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are welcome Connie.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Good afternoon Richard, this poem is haunting and I love it, somehow your free verse poem flowed out pretty xool... can i call your poem xool... by the way the ending had a twist, a good eerie feeling ... by the way I share Anne's glee... give us another one of these fast flowing free verse poem... adding this to my fave's as well... xox~ Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda, I am glad you enjoyed.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:37:00 AM

    Thanks for giving me another one to add to my favorites, you Super Souper!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, you honor me again.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:29:00 AM

    Watch out Stephen king! Richard is out here!!!!very nice....Donna

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have to admit I had fun writing this one. I wasn't in a dark mood, it just somehow presented itself to me.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:01:00 AM

    Great write Richard. I've there. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:39:00 AM

    A place all human have visited at one time or the other since we noticed the first reflection! GOOD one! Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Debbie, I always enjoy your work. Thanks for commenting on my poem.
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:47:00 AM

    Very very powerful write, Richard. The image is shattered....the shards are on the floor....maybe the glass was flawed and not the person gazing at it. Great thoughts.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/7/2013 11:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was writing this one from the perspective of the reflection and he was unaware he did not exist.