keith hendrickson

2 Faces In My Mirror

sitting here in this lonely room
with nothing above my head but gloom
saddness weighs heavy again on my shoulders
it weighs down upon my life like sand beneath a bolder
with suicide not a contemplation
but a plotted out destination
will the after life be a permanent vacation
or will it be an eternal damned nation
is death nothing but you getting ready to return
is it sitting in heaven or going beneath the earth to burn
only those who have seen my fate have learned
i think im waiting for my eternal sleep
but i do believe in that man called death
because around every corner i here him creep
and when im alone i feel his every breath
i know he is a man because a woman couldnt be so cruel
so with this razor or with this gun i challenge him to a duel
i stare him down from head to floor
then i realize, ive seen this man before
pace for pace and place to place
i know this man because im stareing at myself in the mirror face to face

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 3, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Comments about 2 Faces In My Mirror by keith hendrickson

  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (3/22/2012 7:56:00 PM)

    Like I said in my poem titled: In pursuit of Happiness: I have learned the hard and painful way that where is an ending, there is a new beginning What I thought to be a great loss, it turned out to be a blessing from the sky This deep and heart touching write of yours, is amazing and thought provoking! Powerful and well crafted! 10+++ Thank you for sharing! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City!

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  • Winnie Angel (11/20/2009 11:46:00 PM)

    Pain running through the lines - imagery making the meaning of the pain and gloom more prominent! Duelity highlighted -still beauty persist to exist through the lines! Well written Piece! Winnie

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  • Chris Lang (9/22/2009 12:11:00 AM)

    love it mate. excellent word choice and passion.10 + if possible

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  • Leeona (XOXOs) Sugakixs (9/19/2009 10:58:00 PM)

    it needs so much more than a 10 for a score

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  • Leeona (XOXOs) Sugakixs (9/19/2009 10:54:00 PM)

    I felt every word. and i've walked through your verses some time ago but you beat me at putting it on paper
    Beautiful Poet!
    Lee

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  • Britney Hogue (9/11/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    This is really good. Yes the world is cruel but its the lessons of life that teach us to go through it. who knows whats at the end but someday we will know it all. Good Job
    Britney

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  • Autumn Keele (9/10/2009 11:33:00 PM)

    wow! ! That was amazing. While reading this i felt your pain and it is so familiar. Thank you.

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  • Analisssa Range (9/10/2009 2:02:00 PM)

    Wow! I love the way you wrote this. The emotion and visuals behind it are amazingly accurate. I give this a definite 10+

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  • Natasha Dowdy (9/10/2009 1:02:00 AM)

    I have seen the faces before as well. Wonderful choice of words.

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  • Jen Capaldi (9/8/2009 10:49:00 AM)

    you use great expression to write your pain. very imaginative in your metaphor of death being yourself. i have some poetry very similar to this that i have not yet had time to post as well as working on a new poem following the same idea. when i have them posted i will send you the links. as you know we have similar styles of both writing and thinking. to be honest i, reading this was like reading my own work. just remember don't give in, show no submission. let you pen's ink be your blood and your words be your acquiescence of thoughts into actions. excellent... a 10 my friend.
    Jen

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  • Candice Key (9/3/2009 11:21:00 PM)

    It was a very interesting poem in a good way. I feel that many people can relate to this poem and I would love to read more of your work.

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  • Xxsuicidexepicemicxx (8/7/2009 2:26:00 AM)

    So, basically, I dig this one. Like I dig it six feet under.

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  • Melissa Medrano (8/4/2009 12:12:00 AM)

    yess a women couldn't be so cruel.. have to agree wit you on that one ha. On a serious note, your totally right I like it a lot!

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  • Azcuena AcostaAzcuena Acosta (7/31/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    that is a great poem..great words...I have a similar poem called the ladder...i will post it so you can read it...i love your words...

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  • Melina Collado (7/30/2009 4:59:00 PM)

    WOW! . this poem is amazing. I can definitely say i can relate to it. I'm only 16, but i've been through a period feeling like this. Though it is over, I still feel like this every once in a while. You did a great job(reading it made me go back to that time)
    It atually inspired me to write about that time, which i will post up soon.

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  • Elizabeth Marco (7/29/2009 5:40:00 PM)

    Its sad with alot of feeling! I love it!

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  • Hadyn Rodriguez (7/22/2009 5:49:00 PM)

    I like it alot so much detail and very intense amazing job

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  • Kayli Rotunno (7/17/2009 6:58:00 PM)

    There's a lot of feelings in your poems I really enjoyed reading THIS poem...I think it relates to me...GREAT JOB...

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  • summer sandercox (7/8/2009 8:25:00 PM)

    wow this is very good. i really like it

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  • Jacky Dorantes (7/8/2009 5:46:00 PM)

    First of all, I need to tell you that this poem is very intriguing. It catches your interest in the begining and the end is perfect. I love it because I can definetely relate. Depression and empy feelings ain't cool. I also love it because it outlines how complex the human mind is, kinda shows our 'two faces'. It's both haunting and true. It left me speechless!

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