Tuesday, December 11, 2018

An Honest Conversation/dVerse

An Honest Conversation

Yes, I think you are right
When you say poetry
Is more honest
Perhaps poetry is a mirror

Not a fun-house mirror
With its many distortions
No, a common-sense mirror
That hangs in your room

Perhaps your most honest friend
It will show you exactly how you look
Will show all of your little flaws
The tiny wrinkles around you lips

It sees if your jeans are too tight
And reports accordingly
It sees your eyes dart away
No… look your mirror right in the face

Take the criticism
That is meant only for you
And take the compliments
“Not bad for an old girl”

Bring your tea over
Let’s sit and chat
Can you take the honesty
That is offered

Sometimes it is hard 
To have that conversation
With yourself
And your mirror

December 11, 2018




7 comments:

Vivian Zems said...

You can’t be more honest than this! Indeed poetry
does indeed delve deep- separating fact from fiction.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I think you have inadvertently posted this twice (or so it shows up to me). I'll comment where someone else already has.

Yes, poetry does indeed reveal the poet, beyond what we might prefer.

annell4 said...

Thank you Rosemary, you were right, I deleted that other post.

But that is why it is so exciting!

Sherry Marr said...

This is SO TRUE. I do let my glance skitter off the reality often. Smiles. Love this poem!

brudberg said...

Indeed, as I wrote on your comment.. the thought of poetry being the mirror is what really matter. Perspective or truth is not the important thing... but the voice should be true.

Anmol (HA) said...

Oh, poetry being a mirror works beautifully as a motif that reflects who we are without any distortion. I love it!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Indeed, poetry is as though reflection, a mirror that portrays the inner-workings of our soul. Beautiful!💞

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