The Looking Glass Tree

I know a Magic woman and she can see

My hopes and dreams, the future of me

Celtic Cross forms the rock of my decree

She sees my heart through the looking glass tree

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Chosen sister and I share a long history

She holds my heart, she’s the licensee

Her deck of cards grant what will be

She sees my heart through the looking glass tree

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Magic woman, pick a card that sets me free

Happily ever after, yes, that card is the key

Intuitive hands provide the best guarantee

She sees my heart through the looking glass tree

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No twist of fate to part the red sea

No sleight of hand scapes my destiny

Wholeness and love she does foresee

She sees my heart through the looking glass tree

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Wolves and monsters are past debris

No longer top billing on my marquee

The princess of swords is my appointee

She sees my heart through the looking glass tree

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So many monsters

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epigramman 5 years ago

..you have such a nice lyrical flow through all of your work and this magical piece in particular would be the ideal narrative soundtrack for a music video.

And the poetic duality within could appeal not only just to the willingness of the adult mind to accept the child in him/her - but also the uninhibited child who is already there! If there is any immediate prediction to be found here then it can be truthfully said that we are witnessing a star in the making here which makes these hubpages so enchanting and ethereal!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Colin, for your eloquence. I adore your words and you have the natural storyteller in your DNA. Your comments are pure art.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

What could be more magical here on hubpages, Amy, than your appealing poetic creations and Epi's eloquent comments. Together they are perfect!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Well, drbj, now that you're here, that's magic, my friend! Thank you for your beautiful commentary.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Amy, I agree wholeheartedly with Epi and drbj. Your are playing productively with words - you are healing yourself all the way... you are sowing seed of success and joy in your soul. It is quite a thrill to see you grow, my friend. Tot weersiens!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Your writing inspires me.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

It's good to have a friend in your corner. Great write! Great music as always too!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Martie, my sweet friend, thank you so much for your attention and kindness. I can feel it happening...each and every day I feel stronger. Unfortunately, I just heard that my daughter needs her laptop back so I will be out of commission and unplugged from my new wonderful world for awhile. So, I guess this is my version of a holiday...without the fun!!! I hope to be back in touch soon, Martie. Love to you, my friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

breakfastpop, awesome comment. Nothing more I could ever ask for.

MickyDee, All you need is friends is the truth. I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams! Thank you, my friend.


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shynsly 5 years ago from Sierra Vista, AZ

I'm sure I can't be the first to suggest it, but you should consider compiling all of your beautiful poetry into a hardprint copy, doubt you'd have too much trouble getting published and making some real money for all your efforts!

Sorry to hear of your "forced vacation", but you know your fans will be here when you get back!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Tim! I've actually checked a free poetry site where I would get paid if they accepted submissions. The deal is it can't have been published anywhere prior to submission to the site, including hubpages. So, I've been honing my skills first, and maybe I'll try your suggestion at my next brainstorm following my forced sabbatical. It's amazing how quickly you can lose your mojo! I always appreciate your insight, both here and your fantastic hubs. I look forward to reentry into my virtual world and seeing my favorite redhead once again. See you soon, I hope, shyandsly!


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Amy,

Being an only child, I sometimes can't relate to these things, but you're a talented little buger, and I really feel this. I'm a song writer, and it amazes me how you and Colin crank these pieces of art out like a guppie whore making babies. It'd be like me writing a song a day. Matter of fact, I don't write songs, they write themselves, and I never know when the inspiration will hit.

I'm impressed!

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jim, thank you once again for your support and encouragement. It inspires me. It's amazing how differently I see things now. Many times I am inspired by even a comment, one word, or a phrase. You, as a songwriter understand this. What once may have insignificant to me, no longer is. Everything is important to someone. That deserves respect, which is a continual source of inspiration. What I really want to say is, thank you, Jim, for being my friend.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

It's completly my pleasure being your friend, so much in fact that this lap top thing is freaking me out. (laughing)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Glad I caught you, Jim, before I pull the plug on life support. I hate my dependence but love the access to the world this damn thing supplies. Another Dirty Rotten Bastard in the scheme of life. Hopefully, I'll be back in the saddle again (a little WillStarr influence there) before anyone notices I'm gone. Love ya, kid.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

I see you pulling the "Princess of Swords" card, but you writing to me indicates that your destined card is "The Magician". Thank you for sharing.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Amy, I must admit I don't get what this poem is saying. But I never do. just ask ralwus. I do like the way they flow.


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erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

I really love your style! This poem held alot of magic and flowed so beautifully!


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I see the future of your life as happy, wonderful, and full of love. Why do I see this? Because a person as caring and thoughtful as you will always be appreciated by those who really care for others too. They will draw you close, as a good friend because they too are smart enough to see you for the wonderful person you are. Those who don't see it, well, they are the the ones who miss out then. Loved this poem very much


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Amy, this is another amazingly well written poem with such imagery and beautiful use of words. Really! And a depth that reveals a sensitive as well as very intelligent woman. These poems truly are publish perfect!!!


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Insightful look into your soul..... we share the vision through the looking glass tree as your open writing bares all..... and what we see is beauty!

Shine your light!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Augustine, thank you for your beautiful, very clever, artistic commentary. I always appreciate hearing from you, my friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Granny's House, Any friend of Ralwus is a welcome friend of mine! Thank you for your honesty and positive "flow" comment. This piece is actually very literal in that it was inspired by my BFF and her tarot card reading for me. Poetry can be very obtuse and imagry can be obscure. Unless you can climb into the mind of the poet, there is always room for intepretation. I appreciate your willingness to take the time to read and comment, Granny's House!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear erthfrend, thank you so much for your wonderful, encouraging commentary. It means the world to me.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear dear BobbiRant, I have been on an involuntary computer hiatus, so imagine my pleasant surprise to find you here today! Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I have missed my connection to my hub family. Although, it has been painful, and I have temporarily lost my stride, it illustrates how much you and my hub friends mean to me. Thank you, BobbiRant, for stopping to visit. I miss you and hope all is well and happy in your life. Love you, my friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Lucky Cats, I am indeed a lucky cat knowing you. I am going to take you at your word and send some work to a free poetry publishing site that pays for those they choose to publish. My problem is I can't send them anything published anywhere before so I will have to devote some time to yet, unwritten pieces. Another friend of mine here, shyandsly, said the same type of thing so I'm going to go with it. I'll keep you posted, my friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Neil, As always, I appreciate your visit and commentary. Your comments, likewise, give me glimpses into your beautiful heart and soul. Thank you for your words, as they keep pushing me onward to do better and tap into the vast, unending scope of imagination and imagry.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Amy, again your artistry is finely honed. Both the dual image of reflection in the looking glass and the tarot card soothsaying speak to illusion and reality simultaneously. This is no small task. Bravo.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Gerry, you may not know how important your words are to me. I only began writing poetry here. I had never really liked poetry and only at the hubpages have discovered the beauty of this artform. My endeavor is to submit poetry to songwriters. The dream of being a part of the creation of a song would leave me breathless. My feet would never again touch the ground. Thank you for helping to give me the courage to try through your words.


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Absolutely a hit!! I did read "The Family Tree" by Docco and you're right it is fabulous.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Fiddleman, for your comment and taking my suggestion to go see Docmo! His short stories blow me away!


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Glittering, shifting images form an illusion that hides reality and keeps our eyes on the reflections that sometimes reveal and sometimes hide ourselves from ourselves and others.

"The princess of swords" is both dangerous and necessary.

Thanks so much for this shimmering cascade of words.

Love and peace

Tony


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Tony, thank you for your magical words!


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ImChemist 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this great video.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks for stopping by, ImChemist!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

May the cards ensure that the poetess with magical gift of word-play has a shiny, amazing future as a songstress. These are beautiful words.

BTW I was stunned to see my name crop up- thank you so much for recommending my story! I am humbled and honored.

Love, Mohan


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, you are so welcome, Mohan. Fiddleman wrote a hub called Family Tree and I just had to tell him about you and your most magnificent story. Thank you for your beautifully, encouraging words. They keep me inspired.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

I love the pace of this one Amy and I love the reference to the "Look Glass Tree". This is one of your best! WB


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Considering your excellence in writing, I value and take your words very seriously. Thank you, Wayne.


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Wonderful piece of writing. It has an optimistic and inspiring beauty to it. I sense that you are letting go of your past and headed towards a much brighter future. Keep writing, you are very talented. Rated up and beautiful


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

toknowinfo, yes, everything has changed and feels strange, but exciting, a little daunting, but hopeful. I hope your "reading" is in the cards for me! Thank you for your most poetic encouragement.

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