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Boomer in the Mirror

Updated on September 6, 2016

I stared in the mirror this morning,

a very strange sight I saw.

The man displayed in the reflection,

looked nothing like me at all.

He appeared older and wrinkled and tired,

quite different from the guy I expected.

Likely the result of last nights fun,

too much spicy food his body ingested.

I really don't see how,

that face could possibly be me?

I know what likely happened,

a thief acted most surely.

My youth must have been stolen,

while I was asleep.

Who would be so brazen?

What kind of heartless creep?

But maybe I have not been robbed,

Its coming to me now,

Perhaps the mirror's simply broken,

though I don't know how.

So a brand new mirror I bought,

anticipating to see,

young normal awesome self,

looking back at me.

But something's still not right,

thought I with chagrin,

Its that same new old face,

staring back once again.

So the mirror is not faulty,

it would seem to appear.

And it can't be that I possibly,

could have aged that many years.

Therefore true it must be,

though some may not believe.

Space aliens have invaded,

taking bodies so to deceive.

Oh alright I will confess,

it may be far-fetched to say.

But I need to find some excuse,

to explain my old-ness away.

In my mind I'm but thirty years of age,

with top conditioned visage and physique.

To tell myself its all a lie and just a mask,

is truth my ego is not compelled to seek.

So I guess I'll live in denial,

a land of fantasy to call home.

A place where everything is the truth,

and I can write this poem.


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    september girl 

    9 years ago

    And I thought only women worried about how they looked in the mirror as they got older! : ) Cute poem, I loved it!

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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    Marcoujor, thank you for the very kind words. I do love boomerettes.

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    Maria Jordan 

    10 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Hi burning bush~~ I will join you as a "boomerette in the mirror..." and I enjoyed your style so much/ will look forward to checking out more of your writing...

    I think every age has a reason and I am so grateful to be where I am/ with the wisdom of where I've been.

    Voted UP & AWESOME~~ Thank you...!

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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    Thanks runA. Sometimes I think I need to buy a new mirror. Boomers unite!

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    10 years ago from USA

    I can SO relate!! Isn't it strange how we feel the same inside as always, and look so different on the outside!

    Great poem!

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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    You are one part of many minds for which I am grateful. Thank you,

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    10 years ago from places you should hope we never meet

    I think this showed a great deal of bloody talent. fyi lyrics and I hate eachother but love your work

    thanks for sharing it


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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    Thanks Kimberly, I really like your lyric poetry as well. You are much better at "exposing" yourself than I. :) I appreciate your very kind comment. Please Come visit anytime.

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    10 years ago

    I loved this soooooooooooo much

    You Rock, or burn or well, just yell if you need any help ok?

  • burning bush profile imageAUTHOR

    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    Rick, as always your commentary is gracious and welcomed. I am so glad to see someone promoting Santa. The concept of Santa is an entirely unappreciated virtue.

    To you and all I wish Happy Holidays and a Very Prosperous New Year!

    Congratulations Rick...coming soon 501? "GO SANTA"!

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    Rick Zimmerman 

    10 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    BB: Or as my wife succinctly states: Growing old sucks! It's definitely not for the fain of heart. Great hub once again. I am also celebrating reaching my 500th Hub with a special holiday greeting to my followers! May this Festive Season bring you Warmth, Friendship and Happiness, no matter when or how or with whom you celebrate! To add to your holiday merriment, I offer all of my hubs devoted to this time of year: All About Santa; The Polar Bear; Kris Kringle, the College Years; An Alphabetical Christmas; All About the North Pole; Enjoy Reindeer; and, of course, Little-Known Santas No. 1 through No. 17! Enjoy!

  • burning bush profile imageAUTHOR

    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    Thanks for a great comment!

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    Takako Komori 

    10 years ago from Yokohama, Japan

    You illustrated the concept of aging and how you come to terms with it in a very articulate, smooth manner.

    Yes, I can identify with your feelings. Thanks for a great poem!

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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    erthfrend, Thank you, its nice to know I have another neighbor living in the State of Denial. We Denialians need to stick together.

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    10 years ago from Florida

    oh i love it, love it, love it!!! What a great idea and an awesome poem! You know, those same evil little beings, whoever they may be, sometimes sneak in my house overnight and do the same thing to me!!

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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    Hi Bobbi - yes we will not only live forever but we are impervious to injury. We are superpersons! Unfortunately one day reality hits us squarely in the hoohoo and it ain't no virtual reality either. As always your commentary and support keep me going. Thanks. RANT-ON

    Gus, I appreciate your gracious remarks but I read your hubs and they ARE poetry as far as I'm concerned. You are a man of great wisdom so I'm honoured by your visit. Thank you. :-))))

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    Gustave Kilthau 

    10 years ago from USA

    BB - Wish I knew enough to be able to write a poem as good as this one. Very nice, BB!

    Gus :-)))

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    10 years ago from New York

    Great write about age. At 25 we think we will be young forever and forever.

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    burning bush 

    10 years ago

    tnderhrt23, I am happy I made you smile. Humour really is the best medicine. Thanks for reading and for having an opinion, especially one that agrees with me.

    Kaie, your hubs are many and so very informative. Thank you for taking the time to visit my little neck of hubland. I discovered if you paste a photo of your favourite most-sexy celebrity so that it covers the mirror, even I can look great. Just don't tell anyone the secret. :)

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    Kaie Arwen 

    10 years ago

    Ha.......... time doesn't stand still! I remember the young girl who used to look back at me in the mirror.......... she's a little older, a lot wiser, and very, very happy today. Cherish the moments of yesterday and embrace the mysteries of tomorrow. Life os good....... wrinkles and all! Kaie

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    10 years ago

    This is a good write! Made me're not alone, thats for sure! Age is a sneaky little critter...Great job!


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