James Casey

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The Mirror


The Mirror

I look in the mirror here's what I see
Me crying over a childhood stolen from me

I see eyes that are dark and filled with pain,
Confusion, loneliness, never to be loved again

I see a lost scared child, having to grow up too fast
Eyes full of fear, disdain to all who were part of the past

I see a face that shows fear, eyes older than their time
Fear of failing, rejection, alone and far from the vine

A child that wants love, someone to make it alright
Not alone in his thoughts throughout the dark night

I see a young fellow, with fears of rejection
A boy that opens his heart, just for affection

I look in the mirror to eyes full of regret
Tears show the sadness, pain and loneliness yet

These eyes belonged to me but now I see another face
One of courage and understanding taking over that space

A face full of kindness, sweetness, and love
A face of a friend, a confidant, but not from above

This face is inside me, known only to me
A face with no rejection, just a love given free

Thought miles divide us, and keep us apart
You'll always be in the mirror and deep in my heart

Giving me the strength needed to get thru the day
Always near, never never very far away

The face in the mirror I most times do see
The face in the mirror I know is just me


Jim 1983

Submitted: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Edited: Thursday, April 26, 2012
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I wrote this two years before my wife left me with two children and went her way. At the time I didn't know I was getting divorced in fact I also didn't know that all those angry times and sleepness nights were because of my PTSD

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