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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 It gets so hard to focus When all I feel is 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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Date: 1/23/2023 7:34:00 AM
What a fun write and ending. Yes, give it a try. Love It. Have a blessed day writing away..............
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Date: 1/6/2019 9:16:00 AM
This poem was a lovely read! You had me in stitches!
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Date: 3/31/2016 9:25:00 AM
Just Amazing
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Date: 3/2/2016 2:43:00 PM
Eileen, another good one. You have real talent. Use it! Mirror, Lie to Me, reminds me of the last time I renewed my Drivers License. I told the lady snapping my picture to take the ugly out, She completely ignored my request! ??
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/2/2016 3:00:00 PM
;) Oh...thanks for this lovely comment. I appreciate it. Added to it a dash of humor, I see. :) Thanks for the visit. :)
Date: 9/28/2015 12:09:00 PM
Eileen you could have written this about me lol - I feel like this every time I look in the mirror. Really enjoyed reading this today - many congrats on it's feature. Janette
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2015 12:19:00 PM
Thanks, Janette. I've since discovered that this poem has been used on an educational site for poetry. They used the first two stanzas. I'm thrilled. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 8/20/2015 5:23:00 AM
Enjoyed reading this one today..I have seen that stranger in the mirror..LOL..My computer came up like normal today..I have no idea what happened yesterday..I think that a strange being is in my home messing with my brain...Sara
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Date: 7/24/2015 3:44:00 PM
You are very creative! But do not let your rhyme scheme take away fro the sincerity of the poem...Rhyme less, feel more :)
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Date: 7/13/2015 8:40:00 PM
A hilarious, and sad for me to think about, poem. Definitely a fun read. As long as your not losing your hair, you should feel better about yourself. Thanks for posting!
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Date: 7/13/2015 11:32:00 AM
Glorious eyes sight does not have any wrinkles which mirror's reflection can't catch. Youthness is a matter of jolyness. Keep it whole life my lovely friend. Nice 7 i feel. Loved always,bl
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 11:46:00 AM
Thanks, BL. I haven't seen you around for a time. I hope all is well. You are right in what you write.
Date: 7/13/2015 11:10:00 AM
Eileen, you have my mirror, please please DO NOT SEND IT BACK! Great write. God Bless. D.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 11:19:00 AM
:) Efkharisto, Dave. :) Hope all is well, dear. I was recently in Cyprus for five days. Just stayed in Nicosia. Maybe on the next trip. Hugs
Date: 7/12/2015 9:18:00 PM
Never trust any mirror that shows your face back to front, Eileen. We use them every day even though they lie. Nice write. Viv x
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 10:17:00 AM
Thanks, Viv. I'm not dealing with aging well. I thought I'd take it in my stride, but....my face is all I have left of my beauty. I've put on so much weight....Ah. Never mind. I'm in a down mood, so best not to comment too much. Thanks for the visit. I hope to catch up soon. Hugs
Date: 7/12/2015 7:01:00 PM
Love your writing Eileen. I know we all want that mirror to lie sometimes. Beautiful!!!
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Yolanda Scott
Date: 7/13/2015 7:58:00 PM
God bless. Wishing you well. I Look forward to reading more of your poems.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 10:17:00 AM
Thanks ever so much, Yolanda. Kind of you to visit. Yes, Sometimes I feel like breaking that thing. I'm not too well at the moment. I hope to be able to catch up to you soon.
Date: 7/12/2015 6:26:00 PM
Eileen, This is a very clever composition that should garner a lot of attention. I notice from the comments, - - - IT DOES ! I hope the few I have entered will be noteworthy. Colan
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 10:18:00 AM
Thanks, Colan. I'm happy to tell you that the first stanzas are used on an educational site for 8th grades. It gives a tutorial on poetry, and then it give my poem as a sample. I'm please. I'm feeling a bit down at the moment. I hope to catch up to your work soon.
Date: 7/12/2015 6:23:00 PM
I like when poets speak about mirrors. I also wrote a poem "Night's mirror". I like the way you talked with your mirror. Very nice~~ Thank you//Blackmatta
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 10:22:00 AM
Thank you, Blackmatta. So kind of you to visit. I hope to be able to read your poem.
Date: 5/4/2015 11:41:00 PM
Lovely poem jade, a seven from me :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2015 10:20:00 AM
Thanks ever so much, Angie. My pen name is Jade. I'm Eileen. I hope to catch up with your work soon.
Date: 1/19/2015 5:04:00 AM
For the reflection of what I see and it will be perfect. I didn't have time to read your first two long ones though. The worlds just so nicely and simply flow into your eyes as you read them. Wonderful. Jim Horn
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 5:14:00 AM
Thanks ever so much for this kind compliment and visit to my older writes, James. I do so appreciate it. :) Have a wonderful evening. Hugs
Date: 11/11/2014 2:53:00 PM
Hmmmm I see that the recent tit-a-tat with mirrors is also a reflection of past squabbling with same mirror. Do not be too hard on mirrors...at least they are honest:) Still, I do not quite agree with you...you look in mirrors...have you looked in my eyes? Maybe that will persuade you to see things differently:) // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 1/19/2015 5:14:00 AM
Paul this is a post of yours that is so old, my dear, yet I came upon it as I answered another one today. What a lovely thing it say. Your eyes are dear....Hugs
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
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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
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/28/2014 10:48:00 AM
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.
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
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/15/2014 5:51:00 AM
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.
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
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/15/2014 5:51:00 AM
Thanks for the visit, Ara. Very sweet of you to drop by.
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
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/11/2014 9:48:00 PM
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
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
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/7/2014 9:01:00 AM
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!
Date: 7/30/2014 2:00:00 PM
Mirrors can be tricky. Very nice job on this one! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/30/2014 2:06:00 PM
Thanks, Mattew. Kind of you to visit my older writes. :)
Date: 7/13/2014 9:22:00 AM
You write in past tense??? had not has?
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 7/13/2014 9:51:00 AM
NO NO NO....... ON MY PHONE. ....TYPO.... NEVER DOUBT WHAT YOUR FRIENDSHIP MEANS TO ME...... MY GUARDIAN POET.
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