Kim Barney


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

  • alan  brown (4/9/2018 1:38:00 PM)


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

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  • Rajendra 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

  • Todd 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 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

  • Rebecca 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 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

  • (3/19/2017 8:19:00 AM)


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

  • (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 Karns (1/28/2017 11:04:00 AM)


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

  • Tatiana Berdennikova (1/13/2017 2:48:00 PM)

    Magic Mirror?
    Kim, I enjoyed reading your poem. It sounds enigmatic and metaphysical, delicately spiced with humour. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (1/13/2017 1:02:00 AM)

    Wow...a great thought...
    I love how you wrapped this up and made another way of explaining when not being yourself...Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/17/2016 10:20:00 AM)

    Thoughts! !
    Existence. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/16/2016 6:32:00 AM)


    Many believe, life is nothing but a dream and we, in fact do not exist, but the question arises as to who is dreaming? (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca Navarre (11/7/2016 4:43:00 PM)


    Again, Wow! ! ! Just Wonderful! ! ! Very Creative And Funny! ! ! Love This! ! !
    Thank You For Sharing! ! !
    (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (11/4/2016 4:43:00 AM)

    Magic Mirror
    I am impressed Eloquently stated with a great pic Go to the head of the class. One problem .. how are you going to top it (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (12/28/2016 7:06:00 PM)

    Thanks, Wes. This poem is one of my favorites.

  • Jerry Paul (10/13/2016 8:03:00 AM)

    We all which.
    I like this poem, we all which we had a mirror that can show us what we want and don't want in our lives. I really this peom thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/27/2016 6:44:00 AM)


    That's a beautiful poem playing hide and seek. Sometime like magic one appear before magical mirror while sometimes one disappear. Concluded with beautiful lines. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Cherie Mort (5/27/2016 11:15:00 AM)


    I really like this poem! it goes rather well with one I just wrote, called London Ghost. please, would you mind reading it? thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Galina Italyanskaya (1/6/2016 4:33:00 PM)


    A captivating idea!
    And I like your sense of humour!)
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  • Adeline Foster (12/2/2015 4:15:00 PM)


    Loved the poem and the illustration was even better. Where ever did you find it? Read mine – Mirror, Mirror – Admit it is not as good a yours.
    Adeline
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2015



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