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Guilty Reflection

Looking dead at me in this smeared mirror...
a lost man
tormented
face red
brittle
and teared

stacking excuses 
the longer I stare
this stress abuses 
my conscience with a glare

a guilty reflection warns
my mind is the prison I fear
as I long to escape 
from the  hell I dwell in
right here

who have I become? 
what have I done right?
crossroads appear suddenly 
as fog fills the mirror tonight

darkness owning the room,
prefers I suffer slow
so I proceed with speed 
because it’s the only way I know

tasteless stories
flood my life’s hard bound chapters 
while this smeared mirror reflects tears
dripping from a face 
which was once filled with laughter. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 8/5/2011 7:28:00 AM
Another great poem JS dark and very deep!!!!!!!
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Date: 6/29/2011 8:07:00 PM
Your Poem reveals the questions which often come to our mind but very few of us take them with seriousness. 'who have I become?, what have I done right? crossroads appear suddenly as fog fills the mirror tonight'. You have tried to sketch these serious moments in these beautiful lines my friend. Love and best wishes ...Ravindra... JSLambert Esquire
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Date: 6/26/2011 3:19:00 PM
It's a depressing one, but sometimes we all feel that way at least to a small degree. I especially liked the second to ending stanza. Darkeness owning the room prefers I suffer slow.Excellent image there! HOpe to see you here again soon. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 6/23/2011 8:15:00 AM
I can tell that you have "them" when I read your works...lol...I enjoy reading them...Thanks for the nice comments...Marty
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Date: 6/22/2011 7:58:00 PM
have we reached the surface or are we drowning,,,,,,,,,,,does the reflection,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just show,,,,,,,us.............wonderful poem my friend.....
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Date: 6/22/2011 7:36:00 PM
Amazing introspection so beautifully sketched in these lines. Such a wonderful mingling of beauty and emotions of those feelings and thoughts which often reminds us about our existence & purpose on this earth. Great write my friend and a well deserving entry for the contest. My good wishes for your grand success. Thanks for your kind & precious comments on my Poem On father's Day. Love and best wishes..Ravindra.. JSL Esquire
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Date: 6/22/2011 7:35:00 PM
Amazing introspection so beautifully sketched in these lines. Such a wonderful mingling of beauty and emotions of those feelings and thoughts which often reminds us about our existence and purpose on this earth. Great write my friend and a well deserving entry for the contest. My good wishes for your grand success. Thanks for your kind and precious comments on my Poem On father's Day. Love and best wishes..Ravindra.. JSL Esquire
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Date: 6/22/2011 7:34:00 PM
Amazing introspection so beautifully sketched in these lines. Such a wonderful mingling of beauty and emotions of those feelings and thoughts which often reminds us about our existence and purpose on this earth. Great write my friend and a well deserving entry for the contest. My good wishes for your grand success. Thanks for your kind and precious comments on my Poem On father's Day. Love and best wishes...Ravindra... JSLambert Esquire
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Date: 6/21/2011 2:43:00 PM
I like the poem. It is an emotional ride. I like the way you used the words to discribe your suffering. Good read.
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Date: 6/21/2011 2:43:00 PM
I like the poem. It is an emotional ride. I like the way you used the words to discribe your suffering. Good read.
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Date: 6/21/2011 1:25:00 PM
Very unique approach on the contest, Joey. I think you have a kind heart and any guilt or remorse you're carrying should be left in the past. Awesome entry for the mirror language competition and I hope to see it in the winners' circle. BTW, that limerick on Viagra really had me laughing. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/21/2011 1:01:00 PM
I've always been told fear only has the power we give it...we feed it, breed it...give it room to grow...and let it in...i have found myself saying how did I get here...who have I become....this will be a favorite of mine...because it's my reflection too...Shauna
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Date: 6/21/2011 10:06:00 AM
I sure hope this is a fictional write, my friend. Some good lines you have going here. Thank you for sharing this gem. :-)
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Date: 6/21/2011 9:43:00 AM
What a very introspective write this is and makes me want to look at my own reflection, you said so much here-- and your last stanza really got to me, I think you captured the entire write so well in that stanza... and that is just so awesome, what you are doing with kids and the elderly in your community-- I sure wish you the best, writing can definitely spark that interest for reading-- way to go for you :D keeping my fingers crossed for you :D
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