Tim caffery

(02/09/1978 / San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA)

In The Mirror


I place my self before the mirror
Press my palms in reverence
I reflect on the reflection
My essence projected back at me
More than a shadow
Yet far less than
Less than my what
It is me and what I am
The mirror reflects what I create
Create when I am before it
For absent me there is no reflection
My cause of devotion
Devotion to whatever I project into the mirror
In my life to manifest
I can patiently wait for defeat
Cowardly fight to no avail
Regularly face my lack of commitment
Or just see me
See the reflection is me
As I am
As I choose to be
A tree would reflect a tree
A cat a cat
A criminal a person
A mother a person
A child a person
Me a person
You a person
We can’t find our identity in the image
It’s only a reflection
And the mirror is a mirror
And I, I know what I am.



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Submitted: Sunday, August 07, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 16, 2013

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  • Romeo Della Valle (8/7/2011 10:05:00 PM)

    And the mirror never lies, it only reflects what is in front of it! Unless it is a distorted image!
    I love your well penned and poignant write! I shows that you really have what it takes to make it through the Poetry World! TALENT! 10+++ Keep inspiring the World with your great writes! If you can whenever time permits, please read and hope you enjoy my poem titled: A DISTORTED MIRROR! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ... (Report) Reply

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