Outer Reflection

My fingers once brailled your beauty on

Alabaster skin. You were never afraid.

You stared deep into green

windows and Saw through the shadows,

past all reflection.


I tried to gaze into your clear eyes and

Saw mirrors instead. Twin reflections of pain.

Beating your fists and screaming for help against

A two way mirror, and I couldn’t see past my own reflection.


Sunny wheat fields, dark secretive forests and

Oceans azure, that was you sweet girl.

A sliver of crystalline purity lost to the cold

Dark abyss, I hate it for you because I know you won’t.


I still see your eyes like the sea reflecting a storm

Shattered sky, “keep coloring outside the lines,”

Softly spoken in a Humboldt haze, fingers intertwined and

Lying in a redwood garden. Memories mist with each sunrise.


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mkrandhawa 5 years ago from India

Great poem.........voted up.i am glad being a first fan....


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CM Sullivan 5 years ago from California Author

Thank you very much, I appreciate that.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

This was inspiring, but conveyed emotions of frustration. I voted this up and awesome!


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Armenian 5 years ago from Armenia

Lovely :-)


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LeeLeePortCity 5 years ago from Wilmington

keep coloring outside the lines.....love


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

This is simply captivating, story within a story...

I'd tell you what picture my mind draw with that but I'm afraid I scare all the good folks away...


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CM Sullivan 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you Ebower, been a long time since I have been back to this. :)


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CM Sullivan 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks Armenian. ;)


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CM Sullivan 4 years ago from California Author

Thanks for loving it LeeLee! Sorry for the long reply, didn't know this was all here!


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CM Sullivan 4 years ago from California Author

Haha, I don't know that there are too many "good folks" around these parts max! (certainly not me!)But I think I know where you are coming from. hehe. Thank you!


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Jennuhlee 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

This could bring some serious tears to many people. Touching, creative, unique, everything I would expect from such a great writer as yourself:]


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CM Sullivan 4 years ago from California Author

Wow Jennuh, you are making my head all big, stop it! lol Thanks, that is some praise coming from you. ;)

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