The Broken Mirror

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I wandered off the beaten path into a lovely wood...
Before me, bathed in golden glow, a dainty fairy stood.
I was not expecting her. She startled me, indeed...
She was such a splendid sight, I could but pause and cede.
I heard the faintest melody, as soft as a baby's sigh,
crooning in the gentle wind from afar, and yet close by.
Within her hand, a gilded glass of shiny, burnished sheen,
a finely crafted, hand-held mirror, one fit for the finest queen.
Our eyes were locked in silent gaze. I was quite mesmerized...
A tiny smile played on her lips. She looked quite unsurprised.
It seemed like an eternity, that moment when we met.
She seemed vaguely familiar... like a misty faint vignette.
Finally, she spoke softly, her words in sweetest tune...
a lilting, child-like voice that very nearly made me swoon...
"Come here, my friend, I've waited...'Tis I, who bade you come.
I have brought a gift for you...Come now, sweet, don't be glum.
She reached her hand out to me and gently drew me near...
I was simply powerless and yet, I knew no fear.
Then she placed into my hand the exquisite, hand-held glass.
Gazing deep into my eyes, she spoke in graceful chasse...
"It's not gone unnoticed by the Fairy Mother Queen.
There was a grave injustice done that has not gone unseen...
It was a broken mirror that was placed into your hand
on the day that you were born into this world, unmanned.
On this day, now, I present new vision for your eyes...
a mirror that will truth reflect, a mirror that won't lie.
Look into this mirror now and tell me what you see..."
the dainty fairy winked and smiled and waited patiently.
Tentative, I peeked into the golden crystal glass,
At first it looked all hazy, then what I saw left me aghast!
The face I saw reflected gazed intently back at me,
a face that shined with beauty I could not believe was me.
It was a face I recognized but one I'd viewed with dread.
The face i saw within this glass now smiled at me, instead.
It was my intent to speak the wonder in my mind but
in a flash she vanished, not a trace she left behind.
All I had that lingered was the mirror that wouldn't lie...
with new perceptions from a glass that I could not deny.
I shall always cherish the memory of that day...
when I wandered off the beaten path and the fairy came my way.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done!

Voted up and awesome


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Such a lovely story. I enjoyed reading.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I thank you, Mr. WillStarr!

Pamela N Red, thank you, I am so glad!


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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

Another beautifully composed piece dear Tender Heart.

I am glad it was a mirror she gave, and not a wee snack. For surly you would be greatly missed in the world of mortal folk.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

PA, thanks! Hmmmm didn't think of that...a wee snack would take from the mortal world??? Not that I am thinking of leaving but...smile...lovely to see you!


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

A beautiful poem tnderhrt23. A pleasure to read.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Oh this is wonderful - so beautiful. Definitely pressing your tabs here!


Denizee 5 years ago

Magical story well written and so enjoyable. Kudos for entertaining my imagination with another one of your beautiful writes.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

A beautiful poem indeed.

I'd like to look into that mirror,

I wonder what I would see?


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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

Aye Tender Heart

Eat or drink of Faerie food, and you will remain within their realm. Though it may seem to you but a night and day might pass. Should ever you cross back to the mortal realm of humans, it could be a week, fifty or a hundred years later from the day you entered into the realm of the Faerie.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Carrie, thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed it!

acaetnna, thank you for the read and wonderful comment!

Denizee, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

FaithDream, The broken mirror reflected a distorted image, an "ugly" image that inspired low self-esteem and self-hate.

The new mirror reflects truth, true beauty, both inside and out...You would see a most lovely you!

PA...I better get some "faerie education" before I do much more writing about them!!! I came dangerously close to vanishing, myself!!! lol!


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

SWEET! Does this "faery" come visit you often? I could visualize this - even more beautiful than your illustrations here. I have a few of my own fantasy poetic stories to share myself. I guess I will just have to share them as well. :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hi CMCastro! This was a one-time shot! Its kind of a symbolic personal tale...about me being given a new mirror in a "miraculous" unexpected way...kind of a true fantasy...lol

I hope you will share your poetic fantasy stories!!! Good to see you, Girl!


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Tnderhrt , would you loan me that mirror ? I can think of a lot of people who need to gaze into its depths , LOL. beautiful poem!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

ahorseback, if I could I surely would! Thanks for the read and lovely comment!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

ahorseback, if I could I surely would! Thanks for the read and lovely comment!


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Secretmission 5 years ago from Sandwich

Simply beautiful.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

secretmission, thank you so much! Nice to meet you!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Great hub such beautiful hubs, definitly pressing all the buttons with this one.

thanks for sharing

take care

Eiddwen


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen, thanks so much! It is surely a pleasure for me!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I can hardly respond. My emotions are mixed with tears and awe. This is so beautiful, you finding 'you' how lovely.

Thank you.

Cheers


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful poem. I liked it. You also post beautiful pictures also. Thanks for share with us. Take care!

Love and peace,


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

What fantastic imagery! this was a beautiful masterpiece of poem, I am simply in awe


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

prasetio30, thanks so much for reading my poetry and leaving such a lovely comment. It is my privilege to share. Peace and Love to you, as well!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

nighthag, I am thrilled that you liked this! Thanks so much for the read and great comment! It is good to see you!


janbee 5 years ago

Wow....this is definitely a Godly work of art!Simply beautiful,my friend!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

janbee, thank you! I have indeed been blessed!


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jessica.written. 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

that was awesome imagery. you took my mind on a visual adventure with your words. dope. good job.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

jessica.written, thank you for your sweet comment. I am glad you liked it!


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Very beautiful and vivid. Thank you for sharing.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Lovely verse with striking imagery....Enjoyed it so much. JAYE


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Little Kim, thank you for reading and for your sweet comment!

JayeWisdom, thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


dianeaugust 5 years ago

I love fairies and I LOVE this poem!! It is so beautiful all the way through. DA


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lilbittykitty90 5 years ago from Here

wow beautifuly written.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

DA, thank you! I love fairies and new mirrors too! I am very happy you liked it!

lilbittykitty, thank you! I so appreciate your comment!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Hi tnderhrt23,

Beautifully written. After reading your hub, it makes me happy that you are part of hubpages and you share your talents. It made for a wonderful read. Rated up and beautiful.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

toknowinfo, thank you, so kindly! I am blessed to have been led to this place. Hubpages has been a place of healing and restoration for me and I love you all for making it so!


Desadi 5 years ago from Marietta, Ga

Wow that is so beautiful and so deep. It told such an interesting tale. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see it. I really liked this one.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Desadi, thank you so very much. This is one of my favorites...a tale that symbolizes my journey. Blessings!


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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Very enjoyable! A lovely read.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, kindly, duffsmom!


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HartMurengu 5 years ago from Nairobi

Hi tnderhrt,

an awesome poem. I enjoyed it very much.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hart, thank you, kindly! This is one of my favorites!


ariasnote 5 years ago

I loved it! Wow, when it comes to fairies and magic I am always intrigued. Although they stem from ones wild imagination, you can't forget the effect it has on us...the beautiful thoughts surrounding them and this wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it with us. : )


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

ariasnote, thank you! I am intrigued with fairies and magic too! Thanks for you visit and awesome comment!


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ClaraN9 5 years ago from United Kingdom

That was lovely and very magical! Voted up :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Again, thank you, ClaraN! This one is one of my personal favorites!

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