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Bare In Mirror (tanka)

Updated on January 29, 2015

Bare in his mirror

Was the reflection of he

Which he couldn’t see

For he would turn off the light

To the voices of his peers


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Another great work!

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Nice work,

      keep it up..........

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      It really amazes me how you can put so much meaning in so few words. Each of us will interpret this in a different way. I see a poor boy who's been bullied. Great job.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Mhatter99..Yep they can screw you up if you don't take a stand....kudos on another one...

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes martin a wonderful tanka poem ;I have never composed one of these but this could change very very soon. Carry on inspiring my friend.


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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Very sad, indeed.

      My son has always walked to the beat of a different drum.

      He was ridiculed and bullied. It took a toll on his core being.

      "What a child doesn't receive, he can seldom later give." ~P. D. James

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love this, Martin. It's mysterious, frightening and thought-provoking, all at the same time. It's interesting to think about how the voices of our peers influence our lives.