In The Mirror (tanka)

There in the mirror

Was the one I had become

Staring in wonder

From its world across the glass

Why it was we couldn’t see

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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Such a strong message in so few words. The mark of great poetry! Up and more with sharing. Thanks so much! (Love the photo)

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wow another gem from you my friend.

I loved it and here's to so so many more.

Have a great day.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Thought provoking..Loved it..

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Very cool, Martin!

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

wow yeah.. impressive mand :)

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Sometimes less is more...such is the case with this tanka....I am always in awe of your ability to choose just the right combination of words to create your works.

Angels are on the way :) ps

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Oh, the persons we fail most to see indeed are ourselves. Too true. Love this and sharing!

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York


Oh the power of reflection! Sometimes the person I know the least is the one staring back at me. Loved it!


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

So awesome !

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dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Some of us don't like looking in that mirror for fear of what we might see. Like age lines, crows! While some of us choose to see the youth we still hold inside. I liked this one. It got me thinking...: )

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

It's hard to see our true selves at times.


Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

That's what others see, but we know what we're like inside.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Time goes by and just to look at oneself clearly then only would they see such changes thanks for this meaningful lines

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sometimes people just don't recognize themselves.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

very deep - unlike a mirror....


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