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The mirror within me !

Updated on April 27, 2016

I look at myself in the mirror,

wonder why I am growing old so fast!

All my hair has turned grey now,

For how long my life will last!


Where have those young days gone ?

They seem to have gone past so soon!

Oh can’t they come back again

and make me feel over the moon?


I would make wise use of them,

Every day wake up early from bed.

Have love and respect for each day,

Rectify the mistakes that I have made.


All my fondest dreams and aspirations

that have remained unfilled till today,

To make them all come true

I shall work hard , come what may!


I shall then have no regrets to get old

as that is inevitable I know,

But I would like to get my work done first,

Let movement of each day be very slow.


'There is so little time I have in hand

And so much work yet to do!

Oh my bygone days - please come back

Please try, my dear – Won’t you?’


I hear some one laugh and answer

‘We are far and far away from you !

Sorry ,in no way we can come back,

It’s not possible to make you feel new!


As I continue to stand near the mirror,

My eyes get wet, my image looks hazy,

But soon I come back to my senses

And realize I was being too crazy.


I wipe my tears, say to myself

I won’t ever brood over the past,

This little effort makes me feel good,

drives away my sadness at last.


I sit on the couch, close my eyes,

see myself in the mirror within me.

That mirror reflects my true image

which apart from me none can see!








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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you Pritam for the kind words. I am glad that you have liked the poem. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Pritam 4 years ago

      A great poem my dear . I like the concept and the flow. Written wonderfully. God Bless.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @Rosemay50 : Nice to see you. Thanks for the comment. Glad that you have liked the poem. See you soon. I also wish you a very Happy Christmas. Take care. :)

      Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @KoffeeKlatch Gals : Thank you very much for the comment. I feel great that you have liked the poem. Trust you are all well. God Bless you.

      Wishing you a very Happy Christmas,

      Kamalesh

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A great poem, I often look back and wish I had done things differently, but we can't change history and that is what it is. We need to look forward and try to fulfil our dreams. Time goes by so quickly and seems to pass quicker the older we get. Best to make the time we have left meaningful :))

      Wishing you a happy Christmas my friend

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wonderful poem. It seems to echo the sentiments within me. Time just flies by before we know it. Pushing those buttons.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @ Angela - Thank you. God Bless.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @ LEGold - Thank you so much my friend.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      Good poem! I voted up on this.

      Thank you for the insight

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      Angela 4 years ago

      Oh it's a truly wonderful poem Kamalesh050! I like it. Keep writing my dear. God Bless.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      christin53 - Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment. I am delighted that you have liked the poem. 'It's the mistakes of yesterday which makes us who we are today' - How beautifully you have said and so true!

      See you soon my friend.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      What a beautiful poem which I can so easily identify with. I often wish I could go back and start again,but then I think it's the mistakes of yesterday which makes us who we are today.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hi Eddy, Your comment has given me great joy! Thank you very much for the visit and all your kind words .

      You have a wonderful day too my friend. See you soon.

      Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great poem ;I vote up and share and also look forward to so many more.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @Mhatter99 - Oh I feel so great to have all your kind words which mean a lot to me ! Thank you ever so much for sparing time to read the poem and comment. Much appreciated.

      See you soon. Have a great day, my friend. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      @BlossomSB - I fully agree as to what you have said. Thank you for your kind visit and comment. I am glad that you have enjoyed the poem.

      Trust you are all well. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      QuadsiaP1 - Thank you very much for reading the poem and commenting. Yes it is strange that at times we would say the same thing in different words! .

      My dear friend I am very curious to read your two poems which you have mentioned and this I shall do very shortly. Indeed it would be great if one day you and I could write a poem jointly!

      Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Nice poem. Thank you. I give you this in exchange for your wonderful words: You nd everyone I touch are my mirror.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's good to look back occasionally as there is so much we can learn from our mistakes, but then we need to look forward and see how we can use those lessons in the future. Enjoyed your poem.

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      How wonderful Kamalesh050. Isn't it strange how at times various poets may be saying the same thing in different words?

      Your last stanza:

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      I sit on the couch, close my eyes,

      see myself in the mirror within me.

      That mirror reflects my true image

      which apart from me none can see!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Reminded me of 2 verses from 2 various poems of mine:

      1. "But when I stand in front of the mirror; The lens doesn't help me see me; I am blind to myself;Blind as can be." from "Through my Lens - A Poem"

      2. "I am your reflection but do not be fooled; reflections lie" from "A Sacrifice - The Poem"

      You talk of Mirrors while I talked of lens; you talked of inner sight and I talked of blindness. How wonderful; how absolutely wonderful! Perhaps some day you would like to write a joint poem with me?

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      I am glad that you have liked the poem. Yes it's true we just can't turn back the hands of time. Days gone are gone for ever! Thanks a lot for reading and commenting. Best Wishes, Kamalesh:)

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi good day

      this was very lovely................hmmm to bad we can't turn back the hands of time, we'll just have to live with regrets or just forget it because there is nothing we can do about it.

      Thank GOD you have lived to see your present age, many people don't make it thus far. Some die from the womb so you've come A LONG WAY.