Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Be and let be



Mirror, mirror of my soul
Please tell me why you howl
Every time I look at you

Why are you playing games with me?
I dislike what you reveal
Please reflect only nice things
Just the ones I like to see

Mirror, mirror of my soul
Let’s create a better world
Just by changing our approach
When reflecting what we see

Let’s get undressed
Throw away our prejudices
Tear up intolerance
Erase discrimination
Don’t stop until we are naked

Mirror, mirror of my soul
Why did you stop reflecting?

 © Gabriela Abalo


Written for Magpie Tales – #37

29 comments:

Deborah said...

I loved this, well written.

Jinksy said...

Well, that last line makes one stop and think....

Luis Gomez said...

Just beautiful!

Everyday Goddess said...

Interesting thoughts. Tricky mirror.

TALON said...

Yes, we really do need to think about what we reflect to the world. I really enjoyed this reflective poem (no pun intended).

awitchtrying said...

Very nice. We all need to feel a little more love when looking in the mirror and a lot less judgment. And also to remember when we look at others- especially those we admire- that they're all mirrors too.

Giovanni said...

This is profound and thought-provoking...especilly the ending. It's as if the image is pausing to reflect on its own reflection.

Myrna R. said...

Lovely poem. It contains so much truth, and reflects your essence so well.

Jingle said...

sing song voice, so pleasant to read.

Carrie Burtt said...

The soul's love song....for hope...truly beautiful Gabriela!

Book Bird Dog said...

Lovely poem. A cry for tolerance and more.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

mirrors reflect only what they see..
change your image
that's the key

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

"Just by changing our approach
When reflecting what we see"... there's no absolute true,no absolute good or bad, right or wrong... lovely Gabi! powerful promt too.

Reflections said...

It's funny, mirrors only reflect what is before them, but also as in a house of mirrors... what we see is not always what is there.

kathi harris said...

Wd b nice 2 have a magic mirror 2 give us what we want.

Terresa said...

Mirrors truly show us our souls and dreams, when we look close enough.

cosmoscami said...

I like your touching on the fairy tale (Mirror, Mirror et all), then bringing in the reality of life.

Marilyn said...

This is very thought provoking, a mirror to show our inner being.

Helen said...

Yes.... very thought provoking. May we see our souls in our mirrors forever!

kathew said...

so very well written and thoughtful

Susannah said...

I enjoyed this and loved how it provoked thought. Nice Magpie!

My Magpie

Lyn said...

No doubt, this is quite profound...Reflecting the soul is good, reflecting the ego is what must change..

senderupwords said...

Very well written Mag. Love and Light, Sender

Kristen Haskell said...

Gabriela-

Your kind spirit is already reflecting a very lovely person. I love your writing and your poem touches me at my core. Have a wonderful day my friend.

Kristen

phil said...


Beautifully written.
That old howling mirror always reveals the truth I guess.

Brian Miller said...

dont believe what you see...only measure it and decide what you need to change...really like the verse about getting undressed and laying aside prejudice...

Claudia said...

i love this thought provoking magpie

my favorite stanza was..
Let’s get undressed
Throw away our prejudices
Tear up intolerance
Erase discrimination..

this costs us sth and is not easy..well done gabriela!

signed...bkm said...

love the image of the mirror reflecting the soul....and the ending no reflection after you asked for only nice things...we all need to look into the mirrors of our soul...very nice...bkm

ms pie said...

it is thought provoking to question the reflection rainy curtain