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Outer Reflection

Updated on February 8, 2012

My fingers once brailled your beauty on

Alabaster skin. You were never afraid.

You stared deep into green

windows and Saw through the shadows,

past all reflection.

I tried to gaze into your clear eyes and

Saw mirrors instead. Twin reflections of pain.

Beating your fists and screaming for help against

A two way mirror, and I couldn’t see past my own reflection.

Sunny wheat fields, dark secretive forests and

Oceans azure, that was you sweet girl.

A sliver of crystalline purity lost to the cold

Dark abyss, I hate it for you because I know you won’t.

I still see your eyes like the sea reflecting a storm

Shattered sky, “keep coloring outside the lines,”

Softly spoken in a Humboldt haze, fingers intertwined and

Lying in a redwood garden. Memories mist with each sunrise.


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    • CM Sullivan profile imageAUTHOR

      CM Sullivan 

      6 years ago from California

      Wow Jennuh, you are making my head all big, stop it! lol Thanks, that is some praise coming from you. ;)

    • Jennuhlee profile image


      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This could bring some serious tears to many people. Touching, creative, unique, everything I would expect from such a great writer as yourself:]

    • CM Sullivan profile imageAUTHOR

      CM Sullivan 

      6 years ago from California

      Haha, I don't know that there are too many "good folks" around these parts max! (certainly not me!)But I think I know where you are coming from. hehe. Thank you!

    • CM Sullivan profile imageAUTHOR

      CM Sullivan 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks for loving it LeeLee! Sorry for the long reply, didn't know this was all here!

    • CM Sullivan profile imageAUTHOR

      CM Sullivan 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Armenian. ;)

    • CM Sullivan profile imageAUTHOR

      CM Sullivan 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Ebower, been a long time since I have been back to this. :)

    • BeyondMax profile image


      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This is simply captivating, story within a story...

      I'd tell you what picture my mind draw with that but I'm afraid I scare all the good folks away...

    • LeeLeePortCity profile image


      7 years ago from Wilmington

      keep coloring outside the

    • Armenian profile image


      7 years ago from Armenia

      Lovely :-)

    • Ebower profile image

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      This was inspiring, but conveyed emotions of frustration. I voted this up and awesome!

    • CM Sullivan profile imageAUTHOR

      CM Sullivan 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you very much, I appreciate that.

    • mkrandhawa profile image


      7 years ago from India

      Great poem.........voted up.i am glad being a first fan....


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