A Crack In The Mirror Poem by Ben Gieske

A Crack In The Mirror

Rating: 3.8


Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Where are you hiding me?
That face is not the one I recall.
It’s not the me I seem to be.

Forget that school reunion picture.
I’m not the fella standing there.
Who could all those others be?
Where is Joe and Fred, with their hair?

Could that be Bill and Paul?
So many I never saw.
Could it be we were classmates once?
I feel like such a dunce.

Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Why can’t you hide the years?
A crack now in your face appears.
My memory is cracking too I fear.

June 15,2006

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dorothy- A. Holmes 21 June 2007

Hello again! When my brother picked me up from the airport he said he saw our mother's face and knew it was me...What a compliment! She truly was beautiful! Your poem gets a 10 from me. Dorothy

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Elysabeth Faslund 07 July 2007

Memories don't actually crack like a mirror. But with a stout hammer, that mirror, so despised, can bite the silvered dust. Solution? Memorize the mirror, then let the memory crack. Good, good write. Time will shatter that mirror, if you let it.xxElysabeth

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wow, such emotion. memories fading and mirrors cracking, i always write precious memories down so i won't 4get.

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Jim Valero 01 August 2007

Though this poem expresses concern over aging, I find the tone light, humorous, ironic and, though he 'fears' his memory is 'cracking too, ' there seems to be acceptance of change. Good write!

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Alison Cassidy 08 September 2007

This one reminds me of my dear old mum (aged in her late 80s) looking in the mirror and saying 'How hideous I look now! And yet I feel just the same inside.' Love the light touch you have used for this piece. Makes it all the more poignant (and recognizable) somehow. love, Allie xxxx

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Christine Kerr 27 July 2009

Love the new idea of Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Your last day of public school gives you your first taste of life little changes. Well Done

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Bob Gibson 22 July 2009

The crack on the left side, shows the days of your youth the right side, well lets face it, its telling you the truth! great poem Ben i enjoyed it

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 21 July 2009

Lighthearted, frank, and quite humorous. When we wish mirrors would lie, it's the truth that cracks it. 10+

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Saadat Tahir 29 May 2009

hi ben...one way ticket man....one shot..then to rot (poe stuff? ?) well a well lived life of principle is its own redemption...great lines sets u thinking and musing its atenner cheers

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Kesav Easwaran 28 December 2008

A 'cracker' poem...nice images you build through your cracked mirror, Ben...10

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