My Reflection

My Reflection



I'm not defined by who I see
reflected in the mirror...
My definition should be sought
beneath, from something dearer.

A person's worth lies well beyond
What simple eye can view...
True beauty is reflected by
what one will say and do.

Beauty is as beauty does.
The heart reflects one's treasure.
The looking glass, though crystalline
Cannot one's virtue measure.

You can't appraise its value
By the wrap that holds a present.
A pretty face may draw the eye,
But yield a heart less pleasant.

It's beauty of the heart I seek,
that lies beyond the eye.
A loving heart is beauty that
No mirror can deny.

No, I'm not defined by what I see
reflected in the mirror...
The definition I embrace
reflects from something clearer.

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arthurchappell 6 years ago from Manchester, England

Beautifully presented thoughts and well composed poetry

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ssaul 6 years ago

really insightful hub, love it

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thank you, kind Sir! Wow, that was fast! I just posted! You are a "speed reader" too! (smile)

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

ssaul, thank you! I am very happy you stopped by and even more happy you liked it!

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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

a beautiful reflection of words. God Bless

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Vet, thank you! I so appreciate it!

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W. K. Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

Looking on the outside yields very little reward

Looking on the inside, you will find the treasure horde

Your poem reflects my own personal feelings of what truly matters...the person I am inside. Thank you.

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

W.K., It's an honor!

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Rosie2010 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya my dear friend tnderhrt, such a lovely poem. You are so talented and this poem reflects your ingenuity to put simple words together and create a priceless beauty. Thank you for sharing, gf. hugsss

Happy New Year!


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Rosie, You are good medicine this night for me. I am grateful for you. Many thanks!

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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Your poetry speaks what is true

for it comes from deep inside of you

For all of us to muse and be a part

of the beauty that lies within a tender heart

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Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

Just as your words reveal something deeper hidden beneath the surface...

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Fossillady, your lyrical feedback is lovely, indeed! I thank you kindly!

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Doug, Thank you so much for reading my work and commenting. To be honest, I feel like since I have found Hubpages, I have emerged from a cocoon! And its fine folk like you who have made me feel welcome. I am so grateful.

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Pixel-Alchemist 6 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

Another fantastic Poem. Truth written with such elegant prose. It also holds a very personal note for me. For the Cards life has dealt to me in recent years have only effected the shell not the person within. A kindly reminder at this time, and one I must remember.

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is very beautiful,'Tis so true,Beauty is only skin deep.What you have on the inside defines you.Thank you.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

PA and always exploring, thank you so much for your great feedback, it is inspirational to me!

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Sarah Writes 6 years ago from California

What you have written is so true. It has been my experience that you can meet the most physically beautiful person, then get to know them, realize that there terrible people, and view them as “ugly.” Having a beautiful heart is far more special, and I feel you have captured this in your poem.

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Sara Writes, Thanks so much! Its funny. This is something I have known for a long time...recently, however, It finally hit home on a deeper level, concerning me...hence, this poem. I am thrilled to have captured the concept! Thanks for coming by!

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Joesy Shmoesy 6 years ago from New England

Oh my- what powerful words. A poem that should be read by all. Beautiful!

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Joesy,Thank you! I so appreciate your comment!

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katyworthing 6 years ago

flawless .. it shines ..

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

katyworthing, thank you again! Your comment means alot!

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FaithDream 6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Wow, what a lovely poem. Nicely done.

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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Your writing seems to mirror LOL a bit of my souls feelings, beautiful and inspiring!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, again, Fluffy! I so appreciate your visits and inspiring comments!

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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Absolutely beautiful and so well said.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

duffsmom, thank you. It's funny how life works sometimes and I needed to re-read this and your comment today. I appreciate you! Blessings!

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bellawritter23 4 years ago from California

Beauty only lasts for so long on the exterior what matters purely is the inner beauty we posses. If one lacks inneer beauty it contradicts the outter Its ones self reflection of the heart that evolves.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

bella! It is lovely to see you! I so agree.An ugly spirit, no matter how its dressed is still an ugly spirit! Hope all is well in bellaworld! Hugs to you!

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mabelhenry 3 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

I love this poem! Mirror, mirror, Word of God, reflect what is in my heart. True beauty is what's in the heart.

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