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Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be too. 

Fairy tales they fill us up as kids. 
Happy endings and forever’s, that have no end. 
Beauty did not tame the beast, 
Cinderella never wore shoes of glass, 
she walked across it instead, to make life better for her kids. 

Real moms don’t give up. We are not allowed. 
We are cut from the cloth that has no seam allowance. 
From the time our child is born until we close our eyes, 
We will remember, they were ours, a gift for only a time. 

Families ripped apart, regardless of the reason, 
It is only for a season. 
Space and time, they are the same. 
A heart can contain much, in such a small room.

Stand in the food line, work two jobs. 
Friends tell you, “go back to school”. (when? between work, life, and sleeplessness)
They have the best ideas, perfect lives and the kindest wishes. 
Yet prayers, powerful, consistent and complete. 
Ever He listens specifically. 
Closely, He gathers what is needed, whom to send. 
Then the morning sun rises, 
the ugliness of shadow, dispersed…
the gloom of certain failure…diminished… into dust.

On the wall? Who is the fairest…
Any (all) daughter(s) of the king.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/14/2019 3:03:00 PM
Hello Ann Foster, you created a great poem. I have enjoyed it. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/14/2019 3:04:00 PM
You are so kind. Ty for stopping by, butterfly. Have a lovely day...indeed! Ann
Date: 11/8/2019 6:18:00 PM
Congratulations on number 56 placement and a beautiful poem.
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Date: 11/8/2019 7:26:00 PM
Wow, I had no idea. Wonderful. Thank you... Have a truly lovely night... Ann
Date: 11/1/2019 5:29:00 AM
I find power and spiritual empowering in this extraordinary poem, Ann.
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Date: 11/8/2019 7:26:00 PM
You are too kind. Thank you. Ann
Date: 10/30/2019 12:20:00 PM
love it! :D
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Date: 10/31/2019 8:32:00 PM
Humbly, I must say thank you friend. God give you the nicest day... Ann
Date: 10/30/2019 10:13:00 AM
"Closely, He gathers what is needed, whom to send. " - your spirituality in full display here, Ann.
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Date: 10/31/2019 8:33:00 PM
My dear friend, the trials before us are often overwhelming, but his hand ever on our lives, keeps us from drowning or worse. Pretty flowers on your doorstep. Birds in the little houses just near your garden, so they can visit many times daily. Ann
Date: 10/29/2019 6:25:00 PM
Anne-Magnificant. No fairytales-but an amazing poet who can exemplify life wrapped in emotion. Terri
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Date: 10/31/2019 8:34:00 PM
Small tears... You are too kind. Hugs. Ann
Date: 10/27/2019 10:24:00 PM
I too, like Richard (below) am impressed --- no, blown away is much more accurate in my case -- with this powerful record of what really is in life --- no fairy tale, that's for SURE! Ann, this a FAVE for me. Bravo, Poet! Warm wishes, Gershon
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Date: 10/31/2019 8:35:00 PM
Your words lend music to the air and my feet want to dance in the park, lightly as not to make a scene and get arrested. :) hehe... Thank you truly. You make my heart light.... Ann
Date: 10/27/2019 5:49:00 PM
I am so impressed with this piece. You tied everything together beautifully. I’m adding this to my favourites. Blessings Rick
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Date: 10/31/2019 8:36:00 PM
to be among favs... is a real honor... my friend. Thank you... Hugs for your day... butterflies with bright dots, going somewhere on vacation. The best. Ann