Magic Mirror? Poem by Kim Barney

Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit

Magic Mirror?

Rating: 4.9

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.

Magic Mirror?
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy,magic,spirit
written 20 and 21 March 2015
Recife, Brazil
Madathil Rajendran Nair 04 April 2015

Beautiful profound poem with a marvelous image. Loved it. Voting a 10. BTW, 'that I exist is the only truth there because one's existence doesn't need any means (e.g. sense organs etc.) to validate it. It is a self-evident fact because even in the question Do I exist? there is a self-evident asker hidden.

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Bhat Naieem 05 April 2015

Wonderful poem with the image speaking everything :)

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Roseann Shawiak 29 March 2015

Love this poem, very enlightening, soul searching at it's best! Enjoyed your incessant curiosity very much when looking for answers of being. Thank you, RoseAnn

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Dinesan Madathil 01 April 2015

A unique reading experience I have had here. The image added if funny and delightful.

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John Carter Brown 10 March 2024

Ah, questions questions.

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Susan Williams 29 January 2023

oh, now you have plunged deep under a light-hearted screen, now I know to read aware of a gravity beneath the wit---billions of stars and again a fav

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Kim Barney 29 January 2023

Susan, thank you for visiting this old poem of mine. I'm glad you liked it.

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C N Premkumar 28 February 2022

Beautiful imagination with spiritual imagery. Existence is a mystery. Excellent

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soren Barrett 31 January 2022

A great concept with wonderful imagery. Well done

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Bri Edwards 04 January 2022

i COMMENTED A YEAR (nearly) AGO. Have you perceived your yet? bri : )

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Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
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