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Point of View

Point of View Hag in the mirror Squinting at me Waiting and watching A young face to see. She doesn’t know Face that stares back Never thought she’d see That old hag in black. But here they are Alone the two Seeing each one From own point of view. 10/2017

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Date: 1/15/2021 6:28:00 AM
Barbara, this is a sensitive, terse bit of introspection in lovely rhyme. No extra words used, no oblique references, just honest conversation with your two selves that we have the privilege of listening in on. Fine work.
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Date: 1/18/2021 11:55:00 PM
Greg, thank you for visiting. I can't remember if I have posted. " I"d Like to Leave Me"? This one long these lines one of my first poems. Glad to receive your fine encouragement. Stay well.
Date: 5/18/2020 5:18:00 AM
nice---you are very shrewd to someone or your self. I am climbing there and guess Time will do me the same. but I think your last verse with a few more words can finish it with a zing
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Date: 1/10/2021 8:51:00 PM
Al Juman, Surprise! Sorry so late replying. By accident noticed, and appreciate your visit. I am here to learn, so please write how you would add zing. I mean it please, write what would add that zing I need. By the way I love your Said poems, "The Door I really liked...was great.
Date: 7/16/2018 5:06:00 PM
My mom says it’s not getting old that’s tough it’s seeing your kids get old that’s tough. All three of her babies are closer to 60 than 50.
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Date: 7/16/2018 6:15:00 PM
I'm learning that, I'll be 80, and son 45 this fall. I like to make fun of myself, my invisible rare disease P.A.H., aging, etc. I'm not on oxygen yet, but plan to write about the 'nose hose' that might be in my future. Can I find your book in the library?
Date: 6/16/2018 8:24:00 AM
What an exceptional first piece to offer the soup. Myself I feel young as long as I avoid reflective surfaces. I enjoyed your poem and the comments. It seems to have resonated with many people.
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Date: 6/16/2018 4:24:00 PM
Come on Richard...your to young to be concerned. My thing is...I'm as young as I feel. Like said earlier be 40 twice soon, hanging out with younger artist helps!
Date: 3/12/2018 4:39:00 PM
Hi Barbara , your first write , wow brilliant point of view nailed ::))))) hugs Niall :)
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Date: 3/13/2018 12:39:00 PM
Niall...I can be funny, even at my own expense. I enjoy laughing at how life treats me, hope I encourage others to look at the bright side..Beats the alternative...death! bbn
Date: 2/25/2018 6:12:00 PM
Your first post fits so well what I am thinking today myself. I have been seeing myself in my cell phone the past few years thinking how hideous I appear in it. The mirror in my house is not so bad, but for some reason, I look simply repulsive to myself if I try to do a selfie!! It is making me crazy and so jealous of rich people who can afford plastic surgeries. Love this poem.
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Date: 3/13/2018 12:35:00 PM
Andrea, my darling! Look again, at your age no way hideous. "Pretty is as pretty does." That's why rich need help, every thing revolves about them. Stay as kind as you are supporting other struggling poets..you will stay lovely.
Date: 2/19/2018 10:45:00 AM
Hi Barbara! I have just been going through some of your poems (without commenting) and now stopped at your first post @ Soup. I am positively impressed:) This poem reminds me of another of yours (Pranks). Don't be too hard on yourself and on AGE! As long as one feels young on the inside.... Warm regards // paul
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Date: 2/19/2018 5:52:00 PM
Paul, so nice of you to visit. I love to make fun of myself and process of aging. This year body will be 40, twice, but my attitude is still 40 once. Age has given me the courage to finally admit TRYING to write poetry. Comments about my efforts...."positively impressed"..and that you took the time to go through some is very encouraging. bbn
Date: 2/18/2018 8:40:00 PM
great write :)
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Date: 2/18/2018 10:05:00 PM
Hi, I'm so glad you visited tonight and liked my effort. I am going to visit you right now.bbn
Date: 2/18/2018 7:25:00 PM
I love the premise of this piece Barbara. I think I am going to enjoy your work. A big Aloha and welcome to Poetry Soup. : )
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Date: 2/18/2018 9:59:00 PM
Thanks for visiting! I hope I don't disappoint. I want to be witty, fun, encouraging, and engage the mind in spiritual themes. You are so engaging, any comment even negative is welcomed. I am writing without friends knowing, so you poetry friends I love all your feedback. Thanks again
Date: 2/6/2018 4:22:00 PM
Barbara: There's a stranger in my mirror each morning. It used to startle me but I've decided that old fella isn't going to harm no one and go about my day. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us on the soup. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Date: 2/18/2018 9:53:00 PM
I hope your stranger makes you laugh, mine does. Thanks for visiting and you kind support.
Date: 1/9/2018 3:19:00 PM
Great poem.. true reflection of ones self..
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Date: 2/18/2018 9:32:00 PM
Nice to receive a comment from you, sorry took so long to reply. My poems, may end up being too truthful. Thank you for your time and encouragement.
Date: 1/9/2018 9:07:00 AM
Clever, I liked a lot.
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Date: 2/18/2018 9:29:00 PM
James, thank you!..I'd like to be clever, witty etc. Right now I'm being Courageous, just submitting stuff.
Date: 12/29/2017 1:33:00 AM
Another one that went right to my heart! Thanks for posting on my page and your most appreciated comment. I’ll be following you too! Thanks ~ BD
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Date: 12/30/2017 9:52:00 PM
I just found this spot where I can reply. So much to learn about everything, especially to enjoy in the aura of your works.bbn
Date: 12/26/2017 11:07:00 PM
Fabulous. Embrace the journey! lol. :) Love this poem.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 1/28/2018 3:14:00 AM
I think your writing is important to you, so keep it up. I love reading your stories. x
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Date: 12/30/2017 10:01:00 PM
Just read 'Hell'. Felt the same. Thanks for looking over my works. bbn
Date: 12/21/2017 10:30:00 AM
Very Interesting Piece... Reminds me of something I once wrote.
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Date: 8/22/2019 8:48:00 PM
Sean, just found the notice you'd commented. I am so sorry to be thanking you this many months later. Please know I appreciate your visiting. Please send me the name of the poem you wrote. Like to read it. Thank you!
Date: 12/21/2017 7:49:00 AM
This is a reflective piece, haven't we all have looked in the mirror and forgot how to recognize ourselves. despite the negative feel of the word hag, I do believe this is a positive piece of aging and perspective.
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Date: 8/22/2019 8:51:00 PM
Casarah, just found I'd received comments. Forgive me for thanking you months and months later. I appreciate your realizing I am making fun of myself, which I like to do. Hope you are well.
Date: 12/6/2017 9:45:00 PM
this is such a nice introspective write Barbara, great stuff, welcome to PS. I'm looking forward to reading more of your poetry :)
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Date: 12/6/2017 4:40:00 PM
I can't believe I just posted my first poem. Guys be nice, please! But do give me constructive advice, Punctuation too.
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Date: 12/7/2017 5:37:00 PM
Thank you, for replying. I've just read several of your poems, find it so easy to connect to them, especially the one about, pack up and go. Sorry can't recall it's title. You make writing sound so easy.