Little Eagle McGowan

Bronze Star - 2,161 Points (17 September 1961 / Bullhead, SD)

If The Reflection in The Mirror Wasn't Smiling - Poem by Little Eagle McGowan

If the reflection in the mirror wasn't smiling
While I was standing there and grinning like a fool
If my feelings always had more clarification
Then everything would be so much easier to do…
Lord this gainful employment is a distraction
It just seems I'm always dealing with a multitude…
Of things that need my immediate attention
While only living in remembrance of loving you

Daddy worked like a dog to make a livin'
And it seems it ain't no different for what I do
I've seen a million yesterdays of not winnin'…
It's gone and got me at a loss for what's the truth…
Heaven knows that it ain't for want of believing
That tomorrow holds somethin' good I never knew…
Still I keep comin' back and keeping on for one reason…
It's only livin' in the remembrance of loving you

And though it's like going through hell to get to heaven
But rainbows only happen up with the blues
And her lovin' raises my spirits like a leaven
I feel like I can have my cake and eat it too…
And when I look into the eyes of all my children
I know that what's most precious don't make news…
And everyday life a prayer of thanks, never ceasing…
When it's only livin' in the remembrance of loving you.

Topic(s) of this poem: mirror, remembrance, thanksgiving


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Saturday,23 August 2014

Comments about If The Reflection in The Mirror Wasn't Smiling by Little Eagle McGowan

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/20/2019 6:35:00 AM)

    It just seems I'm always dealing with a multitude…
    Of things that need my immediate attention
    While only living in remembrance of loving you..sweet remembrance of love well articulated my dear poet. your poems are expressions of your inner self. thank u. tony
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  • Chinedu Dike (10/27/2014 3:38:00 PM)

    A lovely devotional piece, well articulated and nicely penned to capture the poet's faith, and total submission to the Will of God. Faith keeps those who keep the faith - Mother Teresa. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report)Reply

    Little Eagle Mcgowan(11/18/2014 9:09:00 PM)

    Thank you.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 10, 2019


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