Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The mirror and I


The mirror and I have never been friends
I don't see how we can make amends
The image it has provided me with 
Reflects not me but some ugly myth

Perhaps I've seen too many movies
With me a star dating lovey-doveys
I am quite tall surely that must count
But with rippling muscles I really don't

So I shun the looks of that wall hanging
And walk the streets with my heart banging
Smiling eagerly at all the girls
Especially ones with long blonde curls

I don't know what the problem is now
All they do is laugh and jeer, I vow
As in the park the flowers I observe
"Go home granddad, you've got a nerve"

Later that evening the mirror glints
There's an old man in the shadowy tints
I sigh deeply and must accept the truth
I really am an old man now "Strewth!"

Image found at https://www.mnn.com


11 comments:

  1. I have never had that great of a relatonship with the mirror. My vanity would be picking myself apart.

    Ya gotta love the spunk tho. spunk. The truth catches us all eventually.

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  2. I'm not certain that accepting it is necessary, but it makes for a mighty fine poem! How to stay young but not delusional? Maybe look in the mirror less than once a day?

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  3. Oh, we're still young at heart, Robin! I smiled at the photo.......I am occasionally startled to see my grandma looking at me from the mirror. LOL.

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  4. Older yes, but experience does make up for a lot. :D

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  5. I am always amazed when I look into the mirror and see not my young self but the current elderly me. And yes, experience makes up for a lot!

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  6. Mirrors and aging..incompatible:)

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  7. It's wonderful to remain young at heart and mind. And the truth is we are not the body :)

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  8. Wow!πŸ’ž This is so deep. I never thought about it like this before i.e. that the mirror isn't compatible when it comes to vanity rather it reflects something else entirely. Beautifully rendered, Robin!πŸ’ž

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  9. Ha! Thank God there's this 'mirror'that keeps our minds alert, Robin!
    Fantastic take on the prompt! :))

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  10. Getting old gracefully, why not! It's a numbers game, anyway

    Hank

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  11. Mirror mirror on the wall. we all have to face up . Nice write Robin. Happy you dropped into read mine

    much love...

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