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Reflections in the Mirror of Life

Updated on June 29, 2017
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

Reflections in the mirrors of life

…captured moments of significance

And lessons reserved for another day

Peaks and valleys threaded together

…travelling on an undetermined path

Where every moment has meaning

Yet not always revealed in this moment

…hence our pending apprenticeship

Where time is the only taskmaster

Such are the views from childhood

…ones that provided a nagging distraction

That later unfolded into one, prophetic

Points of decision with utmost polarity

…course changing without reverse

Another future lecture waiting in limbo

Mental positioning to remain ahead

…holding space until they’re addressed

Often with a tidal wave of understanding

Eyes filled with the tears of knowledge

…spilling forth without shame or regret

Only the euphoria of the moment

Unlocking the secrets of enlightenment

…monumental and without clarity

Begins with looking inside our soul


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    Ralph Schwartz 7 weeks ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thanks Audrey - it's very nice to hear you enjoyed this piece!

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    Audrey Hunt 7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I love this poem Ralph. Our reflection of the spirit, the goodness we carry within, is what matters. Your beautiful, creative writing sends a glorious message.

    Thank you so much,


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    Lexy 5 months ago from Peterborough

    This is lovely! Pretty cool that you use HubPages for poetry!

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    Ralph Schwartz 9 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone!

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Most poignant and heartfelt poetic thoughts. Made me think back to times past.

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    manatita44 9 months ago from london

    A sublime piece. Most profound. Excellent!!

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    Threekeys 10 months ago from Australia

    Tender and emotional.

    Wonderful reflection on the search for understanding. Look forward to reading more of your poems.

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    Ryan Fuller 10 months ago from Louisiana, USA

    Searching for oneself in thyself is sometimes a challenge. What a beautiful poem. Great description and true emotion spill out with the words chosen. Great work. I look forward to reading more of your works.