Reflections Of A Life

Reflections Of A Life long poem

Gaze into the mirror
at the face behind the mask
and wonder if it’s really you,
or don’t you dare to ask?

Who can know what lies beyond
the mirrors fragile face,
reflections of another life;
another time or place?

Touch the chill upon the glass
and see a tiny ripple,
was it real or in your mind,
did it really feel so supple?

Gaze into empty eyes
and fall into the depths
of a soul once so full of life,
so youthful and adept.

Look to see what lies beneath,
to feel the piercing pain
of a cold, tired and tortured mind,
so old and now so stained.

Seek the truth, as only one
who dares, could ever see,
touch the glass with hard resolve,
do you want to set it free?

As tears return to trace the tracks
they’ve travelled so many days.,
to feel a cold and empty heart
as it fades into the haze.

Wrap yourself in a lovers embrace
as it slowly disappears,
until finally you understand
where you’ve been for all these years
.

A cry escapes from silent lips
as knowledge flows like sand,
your former self now fades from view,
beseeching, held out hands.

As you gaze into the trembling glass,
your thoughts so far away,
who is really watching who
and who can really say.

Written on 12th May 2014.
Revised 17th September 2015.

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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Such an insightful piece of writing and what rhythmic flow of thoughts and words @dartherino ..Amazing!

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