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I The Mirror - With A Major Contribution By Joseph May - Dramatic Free Verse

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I dedicate this poem to all my brothers and sisters who are experiencing horrific pain. My heart is with you. I pray for you everyday and I love you unconditionally. Always, armand.

December 26 I am adding this note:

I am a positive person, I believe it is my love of life, it's sheer joy, how I love the people that are in any way in my life...it is my exuberance for life that creates my fear for my child that is presently walking a tightrope without a net.

This dark write comes from the fear that I live every moment of my present life. I love my daughters deeper than the word it self could ever represent. Thank You.

 

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an impression of the world stands before me Left is right, and right is wrong, and the mirror reflects a melancholy song. i the mirror not the babbling brook, or the rippled river whose images tell harmless lies. i the mirror, who was once held in the weak, shivering, hands of a life nearing its end now lay on broken, crushed bones, crumbs and i one thousand shards the cracks the jaded moments of my life. i an unintended semblance in the raging waters crashing against the killing rocks of the rushing falls. never utter the curse "it can't get any worse" the serpent swallows the swollen cow, swallowed - the farmer's wife, swallowed - her son, swallowed - the thorny toad, the black widow spider devours them all! i the empty frame the bits and bites of carpenter ants. my world a perverse facade of what should of been of what is of what was or of what? WHAT? less? i guess. NEVER utter the curse "it can't get any worse" whose voice will bring me peace, whose rapier will deliver me, who will burn my body whole or dig me a deep hole or throw me void of soul into the waters of the screaming ocean who herself dies a slow painful death. Dec 20 2015 armand with a major contribution by Joseph May

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Date: 7/29/2016 2:02:00 PM
Tremendous write, respect to both of you.
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Date: 1/8/2016 9:42:00 AM
A 7 and a Fav...... Skat
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Date: 12/31/2015 10:23:00 PM
Powerful, compelling thoughts and images in your words, Armand. You had me at verse 1, and did not let go till the end. The ones about the serpent and the curse made me read again...disturbing, interesting in a way that makes this reader think deeper. A 7 and fav. hugs!
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Date: 12/31/2015 8:15:00 AM
What an awesome collaboration that is so deserving of its recognition as POTW! Congratulations to you both - Armand and Joseph! Pandita
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Date: 12/30/2015 6:33:00 PM
Hi Maurice: A very deep intense poem. i am in awe. My compliments!
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Date: 12/29/2015 4:24:00 PM
I'm choked up Reading your words Armand and Jospeh The emotion and imagery in the poem is totally overpowering. Armand I hope life can take a turn for the better for both of us - after everything that has happened I refuse to utter that curse. Congrats on POTW:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/29/2015 3:04:00 PM
Hi, Armand. Congrats on the POTW award - enjoyed the read! Allow me to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best in the New Year...And my very warmest regards! :-) john
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Date: 12/28/2015 11:59:00 AM
- Armand, congrats on your p.o.t.w. ! - Bravo !!! - Best wishes to you and your loved ones in the new year 2016! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/28/2015 8:57:00 AM
wonderful read.. a 7.. congrats on the POTW
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Date: 12/28/2015 3:42:00 AM
"I the mirror" is a position we should all take, especially for the coming year, and look at life, from all perspectives, that is, left and right. Congrats on being chosen Poem Of The Week. Hope to read more like this soul-searching one. Best wishes, RP.
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Date: 12/27/2015 7:20:00 PM
Based on this being chosen for POTW it appears I was perceptive rather than kind. Well done my friend.
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Date: 12/27/2015 7:08:00 PM
Congratulations, dear Maurice, for receiving Poem of the Week honors - this is so very well deserved! BRAVO! Wishing you only the very best for 2016! Pandita
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Date: 12/27/2015 2:44:00 PM
Congrats on POTW : )
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/27/2015 2:58:00 PM
Thank you for noticing. Love you bro!
Date: 12/26/2015 6:13:00 PM
oh Maurice, Yvonne, where to have all the stockings gone.... LOL... How about some SPAM... TAG, you are it... and you better not take two days in tagging back. :) LINDA
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Date: 12/30/2015 4:15:00 PM
Yes, I know my dead friend......Happy New Year ~LINDA~
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/27/2015 3:00:00 PM
Sorry Linda just got here. only on to post replies. dealing with an ongoing crisis.
Date: 12/26/2015 10:49:00 AM
Armand, it's a pleasure to be reading a new post from you, especially since you never fail my expectancy. This is deeply reflective...beautiful and touching. Top marks to you! ~ Take care...all the best. // paul
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/27/2015 3:56:00 PM
Thank you Armand. I admire how you manage to cope considering that life offers you so many challenges! Keeping you and yours in my thoughts.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/27/2015 3:02:00 PM
You know you are one of my inspirations. There are over a dozen poets here whose talent I admire. Thank you for your support. You are a gentleman and scholar.
Date: 12/25/2015 9:27:00 PM
How's my number one sidekick? :) and the best among my faves here. I'm never disappointed by your wites. A deep write. As always, a fav... Wishing you the best... , Merry Christmas and Happy New Year May all your days shine and dreams come true. :) Every day should be a day with family and friends. I appreciate everyone. Sorry to all those I have taken for granted. SHAME ON ME. I promise, 2016 will be a new me. Merry Christmas!!! May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/27/2015 3:03:00 PM
Love you Linda, I will come back to bug you as soon as I can.
Date: 12/25/2015 1:10:00 PM
piercing my soul with your deep write..may you always be the compassionate person that you are... beautiful, armand!.. merry christmas with huggs
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/27/2015 3:04:00 PM
You are too kind nette. I should be taking poetry lessons from you.
Date: 12/22/2015 6:42:00 PM
You are one of the poets I most appreciate, you dig beneath life's veneer and describe what some see as the worst life has to offer in a beautiful way. Each person is destined in one way or another to suffer yet how we deal with that suffering profoundly changes the way we see our world. You see the world with perceptive and gentle eyes. Merry Christmas my friend.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/27/2015 3:06:00 PM
You are one of the most insightful people I know Richard. You are much too kind to me.
Date: 12/22/2015 6:18:00 PM
wow, Armand, this SCREAMS out with your pain, and I KNOW it is very real for you and that curse it can't get worse,I will never utter that myself, dear friend. FAVE for this gem!! (praying for you that your life will one day be blissful or at least free of stress)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/22/2015 6:24:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, you are a great friend, thank you for understanding my knarled up feelings jotted down on paper. I count my blessings and ride on those. Like all the great friends I have made here. With All My Love Armand.
Date: 12/22/2015 12:38:00 PM
This wonderful piece shares the tumoil of a searching soul...searching for peace, peace of mind perhaps? A deep thought provoking poem. I enjoyed contemplating its meaning Armond. Blessings, Connie
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/22/2015 1:36:00 PM
I loved reading your poems today, thank you!
Date: 12/22/2015 9:00:00 AM
Left is right, and right is wrong, and the mirror reflects a melancholy song...Nicely penned ...best wishes
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/22/2015 1:34:00 PM
Thank you Joseph it is the best part of the whole poem and is more than appreciated. I hope others take the time to visit your brilliant pages of poetry.
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Joseph May
Date: 12/22/2015 11:55:00 AM
Thank you Maurice..
Date: 12/22/2015 3:53:00 AM
What a great journey you took me on....fabulous
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/22/2015 1:35:00 PM
Thanks bro will be over to check your work out as soon as I can.
Date: 12/21/2015 8:20:00 PM
Armand, its always a pleasure to read your poems, I wonder if somehow maybe it's me you see in the mirror. Great write, and so glad to see you back writing.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/21/2015 8:26:00 PM
Thank you Arthur, I will pay your work a visit soon.
Date: 12/21/2015 7:29:00 PM
Maurice, mon ami, it seems age brings knowledge of the world and the knowledge of the world brings knowledge of you who in turn re-examines the world finding it not to his liking. The world however was the same before you knew and after you have learned. So, mon ami, which image of the world will you keep if you cannot change things? Profound writing lost in a deep ocean of understanding! A seven!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/21/2015 8:16:00 PM
Wow, you have a deep understanding of life. Thank you your words are enlightening and appreciated.
Date: 12/21/2015 2:43:00 PM
- A great and well written poem - Marry Christmas to you and your family, Armand - Best wishes for the new year 2016 - Christmas hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 12/21/2015 8:18:00 PM
Thank you, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year, Love, Armand.