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When I Look Into The Mirror

Updated on March 9, 2016

I See The Person I Want To Be

As each day gives way

To so much excitement

I pull at my flaws

My receding hairline

The wrinkles at the edge of my face

Leading to the dark bags under my eyes

To my little battle scars

A slight burn on the tip of my nose

The rest of my body covered by my dirty work clothes

What about the kind heart and caring soul

Invisible to the naked eye

A dreamer that is persistent

The humble man with a tear in his eye

For all the sadness he has seen

Looking for the greatest potential

In every living thing

Always listening to the sound of reason

My enthusiasm drives me off the charts

Not perfect in any way

As I stare into my eyes

A strong dedication to all that is

Always summing up all my strength

To smile and enjoy life

When other people are chilling

I am looking for a way

To bring out my personal best

Falling short on many of my goals

Only to rally on

With a love so strong

Every effort mixed with progress

Always keeping an eye out

For the magic of thinking

That all we have and know

Is what we do

That gives us the best joy

For a lifetime and a tint of the unknown


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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Michael-Milec If you give it your all then it will feel great and some how some way work out. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      DREAM ON, Continue to exist traces of love and dedication everywhere where are you now, where have you been before and this is the binder that holds lasting friendship ...

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      billybuc I ran out of time. Is always the right choice hnads down. It is like having a pair of aces in a poker hand it's a great start and it's up to you how you finish.Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I am proud to say friendships take time. They develop knowing what we see and what we can't see. Sometimes unexplainable. People come and go in and out of our lives friends like to stick around to the end.I am happy to have you as a friend. I look for all the qualities that I am strongly passionate about and see if their is a match. You are like the flag. Your colors shine bright in the day or at night. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      billybuc To often I see people trying to be something there not. Some people are mean to others because they are in a position of power and feel they have to show their authority. I rather show respect and loyalty. Forgiveness than anger. Passion instead of laziness. It takes all types of people that make up the world. All I can do is be the best human being and let other people be who they want to be. Even seeing through the layers of my life I continually grow and change. I hope and pray my parents are proud of the son that they raised and helped to their best ability. To be giving instead of greedy. Offering help when needed.To show others doing the right thing

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Vandana Patel I constantly try to use all my creativity to self motivate. Our looks are past down from our parents. Age has a way of showing up if we like it or not. Trying to stay healthy in both mind and body is a constant juggling act. Matching up our beliefs with our personality is when I feel the happiest. Thank you for reading and sharing. It is always nice when people get to know the real you under your skin. No cover up needed.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It all adds up to a person I am proud to call a friend. :)

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      Vandana Patel 2 years ago from India

      Dream On, an honest poem. What a person knows about his or her true self, nobody can. I loved it.