Kim Barney

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Magic Mirror? - Poem by Kim Barney

If I look in the mirror
And myself I do not see
Does it mean that I'm not really here,
That I have ceased to be?

Or am I just a spirit
That eyes cannot perceive?
If I but try, can I be seen?
Need I only believe?

Have I become a vampire?
How does that legend go?
I see myself and then I die?
No, that just can't be so!

It feels like I am in a dream;
I surely must exist,
Else I could not have thoughts like these;
I really must persist.

Oh, one day soon I'll 'find myself'
As that old saying goes.
Ah, here at last there is a start:
Now I can see my toes.

Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy, magic, spirit


Poet's Notes about The Poem

written 20 and 21 March 2015
Recife, Brazil

Comments about Magic Mirror? by Kim Barney

  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (1/3/2020 3:31:00 PM)

    Oh, one day soon I'll 'find myself'
    that is what we are expecting from the mirror of life to be with a great poet such as Kim, let we hope
    10++thanks for sharing
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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (10/14/2019 7:08:00 AM)

    It feels like I am in a dream/I surely must exist/Else I could not have thoughts like these;
    I really must persist.....great expression! A fabulous poem! My pleasure revisiting this beautiful work of yours! !
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  • A B Faniki (8/19/2019 11:18:00 PM)

    Beautifuly done I enjoy the poem and wat a lovlely ryhthm and rhyme. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (8/3/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    A surreal thought sometimes result in an interesting poem like this...very amusing...thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Jane Campion (7/14/2019 11:42:00 PM)

    The magic mirror is two-way. It sees you and you see it. Imaginative and funny.

    Many thanks for your comments. The chimps were chumps, too.
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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (6/23/2019 8:18:00 AM)

    Or am I just a spiritThat eyes cannot perceive? /If I but try, can I be seen? /Need I only believe? Captivating poetic expression with very pertinent inquisitions to the self! A magnificent photo! I sincerely admire the way this amazing poem is penned.....10 (Report)Reply

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  • Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister (6/11/2019 10:37:00 PM)

    This is very good stuff. I am not much of a poet myself, but I know good stuff when I read it! (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/1/2019 9:27:00 AM)

    Well articulated and nicely embellished in poetic rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing, Kim. (Report)Reply

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb. (10/24/2018 3:42:00 AM)

    Perfecto perfect rhyming. Enjoyable to read. (Report)Reply

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  • Chandan DeyChandan Dey (6/7/2018 2:44:00 PM)

    The poem tells us that the reality starts from the base of imagination. It's a very deep insightful poem. Thank you very much for sharing your special thought with us.10 out of 10
    Chandan
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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/29/2018 3:31:00 AM)

    excellent the reflections of self withing the wonderful versification

    10+++
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  • alan brown (4/9/2018 1:38:00 PM)

    enjoyed reading your poem Kim. thank you Alan (Report)Reply

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  • Rajendra RoutRajendra Rout (11/21/2017 1:59:00 AM)

    it was a lovely poem.i enjoy this lovely poem.thanku sir for shairing this lovely poem...10+++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Todd GibersonTodd Giberson (9/22/2017 1:17:00 PM)

    If this poem was written while you were in Recife, you might take a look at my attempt, just for fun, to translate Ogden Nash's couplet 'The Fly' into Portuguese. Look for 'A Mosca' of course.

    Yours is a humorous poem.
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  • Dee CorpolongoDee Corpolongo (7/7/2017 3:27:00 AM)

    I love this and the picture to go with it! Wonderful and definitely makes one think! (Report)Reply

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (6/18/2017 8:13:00 PM)

    Just Reading This One Again! ! ! ! ! !
    Awesome! ! ! ! ! And So Very Excellently Done! ! ! ! !
    Many Smiles! ! ! ! ! Many 10S! ! ! ! ! +++++
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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/13/2017 1:03:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Great fun. The imagery, the narrative and the picture make it a wonderful reading experience. Thanks, Kim. (Report)Reply

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  • Jasmeher Kathuria (3/19/2017 8:19:00 AM)

    beautiful poem, please take a look at mine too! (Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (3/15/2017 11:05:00 PM)

    You ask interesting questions about the simple act
    of looking into a mirror. But there is no image for once.
    Really good.
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  • Ellie KarnsEllie Karns (1/28/2017 11:04:00 AM)

    I really liked this poem thanks for sharing! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 19, 2019


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