Alison Cassidy
Melbourne, Australia
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Looking Glass Reflections

Rating: 4.6
When I was a child
the glass on the wall
was a mirror of me.
I put on faces and hats
and spent hours imagining

When I was thirteen
I hated the mirror,
for it showed me
the spots on my face
I spent hours attempting to cover.
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Gregory Gunn 04 December 2006
As an all-round performer; musician, impressionist, comedian, athlete, poet in front of the podium, I always aspire to present to the public my very best. Forever, self-conscious of my outward appearance; practicising before a mirror, until deep down, I'm well-aware with dazzling vitality, a bracing self-knowledgable affirmation of character shall be confirmed. Your poem conveys that insecure voyage toward revelation, that ultimately leads to an incisive observation; unto some, including yourself, with a twist of unfocussed humour, you made me laugh heartily, via your conclusion, sans spectacles; it's your intelligence that's revelatory.
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Jerry Hughes 14 October 2006
Oui oui, cheri, after some time we all look better in kindly light, and what's wrong with that?
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Duncan Wyllie 02 October 2006
Look closely and the reflection may still not be able to show the beauty of the lady within A star, a lady of kind words and a real strength to those around her Love duncan X
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Esther Leclerc 30 September 2006
Allie, you are the personification of beauty, both inside (I know you) and outside (I've seen you) ... As a woman getting on in years, however, I do relate. A terrific write spanning years, circumstance and all kinds of love and adventure! Esther : ]
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Patrick Ladbrooke 27 September 2006
I really enjoyed this reflection of a woman's life in a mirror. Sensitive, honest and enjoyable and steering clear of the usual one that we see our parents in the mirror as we get older. Excellent and original, your personal statements have great power. Patrick xx
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PS - I didn't mean 'new diversity'. Of course your talent to put your pen to different styles was always there. I meant your newfound confidence to express it here, perhaps. And grateful I am and we are! t xxx
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Now that you want others' opinions or at least invite them, let me issue mine: absolutely excellent. The piece reflects its penner (or should that be painter, given that this is so atmospheric?) . AAA, your new diversity is thrilling and enchanting. t x
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David Hall 25 September 2006
Hello Alison, I thought your poem is great. It's a travel through life in a reflection through a mirror. Beauty lies deep inside and alays will. When you get time pleas read a piece I wrote, 'What is Beautiful, ' your piece reminded me of my poem from a different perspective. very nice write! David
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Nimal Dunuhinga 23 September 2006
A brilliant poem Alison! I see the footprints how it became from smaller to fully grown.............this is certainly your autobiography! Mirror shows only the outer side but the young heart never reflects?
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Danny Reynolds 22 September 2006
My mother told me, the mirror lied She looked 82, but was 17 inside. Nice poem Alison. Danny
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