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Blink Of An Eye

Updated on July 26, 2011
Me 2009
Me 2009


I look to the mirror and to my dismay

I no longer recognize the person staring back at me

Who is this person I have become?

What misfortunes have I bestowed upon others

To be held in contempt by the looking glass before me?

Have I not done all that is within my power

To rectify misdeeds brought forth by my own doing?

My mind runs laps in an endless circle

With questions granting no answers to exempt me

In the waking hour the questions devour my spirit

My dreams offer no solace

Only hours of toil and deprivation

At the thought of my present induction

Of self seclusion amongst the world around me

I want no retribution and seek no pity

likewise, I request nothing more

Than a lucid understanding of how and why

I went from pinnacle to base

In only a simple blink of an eye


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    • BethanyLynn211 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      It is indeed amazing what triggers us to write and at the most unexpected times. Thanks for the comment! I look forward to reading some of your work and commenting as well =]

    • lsmith57 profile image


      7 years ago from derbyshire

      love this poem, it is amazing what triggers us to write. My own poem "I looked in the mirror" came to me one morning whilst shaving. I guess we all ought to look at ourselves sometimes and question who we are.

    • stephylovespoetry profile image


      7 years ago from bethlehem, pa

      lovely poem.

      i'm sure you'll find yourself :)

      love ya

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      7 years ago

      Up and beautiful. I know the feeling of not knowing or liking who I see in the reflection sometimes portrayed. Someone with painful memories of a world unable to speak of. I find your words amazing.

      Blessed be my friend,

      Johnny Love

    • BethanyLynn211 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      Thank you sonia! =] I couldn't agree more. It is a very humbling experience as well.

    • BethanyLynn211 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      Its okay Rose, I was half awake when I read the comment you left so I didn't read the error until now >.< no harm no foul.

    • sonia05 profile image


      7 years ago from india

      very moving and well written poem! We,human beings,are not perfect because we committ mistakes and the result of which brings our world crashing down in a blink of an eye! The very fact of recognising one's own mistakes and making efforts to rectify them is a brave attempt!

      Thank you for sharing this!

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Sorry bethany I had just been reading one of Binaya's my apologies

    • BethanyLynn211 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      Thank you saddlerider, it brings comfort to know others relate to how I am feeling in this poem. I desperately want and need to find myself. It is just a matter of getting on the right path for doing so. For a person to love themself first is by far the best and most difficult advice to give and to put into practice for sure.

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      Greg Schweizer 

      7 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Bethany, Very well written and expressed feelings. I can say that we have a bunch of politicians that should read and feel this poem. Job well done. Greg

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I have struggled with these same questions. Find yourself, love yourself first and then you will love others. I found that a very difficult task, yet when I did my life changed for the better. Now I love people and want to help, there are so many hurting souls.

    • BethanyLynn211 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      Thank you Rose =]

    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A powerful poem Binaya very well written


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