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In The Mirror (tanka)

Updated on January 29, 2015

There in the mirror

Was the one I had become

Staring in wonder

From its world across the glass

Why it was we couldn’t see


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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      very deep - unlike a mirror....


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sometimes people just don't recognize themselves.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Time goes by and just to look at oneself clearly then only would they see such changes thanks for this meaningful lines

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That's what others see, but we know what we're like inside.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      It's hard to see our true selves at times.


      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Some of us don't like looking in that mirror for fear of what we might see. Like age lines, crows! While some of us choose to see the youth we still hold inside. I liked this one. It got me thinking...: )

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      So awesome !

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York


      Oh the power of reflection! Sometimes the person I know the least is the one staring back at me. Loved it!


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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Oh, the persons we fail most to see indeed are ourselves. Too true. Love this and sharing!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Sometimes less is more...such is the case with this tanka....I am always in awe of your ability to choose just the right combination of words to create your works.

      Angels are on the way :) ps

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wow yeah.. impressive mand :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very cool, Martin!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thought provoking..Loved it..

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wow another gem from you my friend.

      I loved it and here's to so so many more.

      Have a great day.


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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Such a strong message in so few words. The mark of great poetry! Up and more with sharing. Thanks so much! (Love the photo)