Bradley J. Lomeli

Mirrors - Poem by Bradley J. Lomeli

The mirror refuses to show my face
The water denies my reflection
For in this world I have no place
I walk with phantom oppression

My eyes reject my tears
My heart forgets its purpose
Soul is made of mirrors
Never breaks the surface

Mind is clever; it sees truth
Conscience remains ignorant
The realist revels in couth
Till truth of mind recant

Once again I'm broken
With purpose lost in place
With seeds of doubt awoken
My mirror will show no face

Topic(s) of this poem: advice, life, pain, painful, perspective, realization, self, self discovery, self harm, self image

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem about a year and a half after coming out of the closet as a homosexual. During the years I spent hiding who I really was I wrote many poems about how it made me feel. I felt trapped, my self-confidence was shattered and my self-worth was non-existent. It wasn't until I came out that the cycle started to change. I broke the cycle of negativity leading me down a new path of self discovery and life changing revelations. This poem is to help all of the other people who feel trapped, who are dealing with depression, loss, pain, loneliness. It is to remind you that helping yourself is sometimes the only way to get out the darkness. Realizing that we create the world we live in is perhaps the most life changing piece of advice that can ever be passed along. I hope you all enjoyed this.

Comments about Mirrors by Bradley J. Lomeli

  • Aqua Flower (6/14/2017 8:50:00 PM)

    Loved your poem and also loved your note! So wisely written. Experience is our best teacher. Your advice is definitely well received! I'm so glad you found your way out of the darkness. it definitely has to come from within. Peace and love! thank you for sharing this! (Report) Reply

    Bradley Lomeli (6/15/2017 4:07:00 PM)

    Thank you for your beautiful comment, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Robert Murray Smith (6/14/2017 8:02:00 PM)

    Your note about the poem is true. We create our own world in our minds. A negative mind creates negative thoughts. The mind requires positivity and that gives a balanced view of life, +++10

    You will like my Our Fascinating Minds.

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    Bradley Lomeli (6/15/2017 4:09:00 PM)

    I am so happy you enjoyed the message! Thank you for your comment! I would love to read your poem, I'll check it out now! :)

    Bradley Lomeli (6/15/2017 4:08:00 PM)

    I'm so happy you enjoyed the message! I would love to see your poem, I'll check it out now! :)

  • Kelly Kurt (11/28/2015 11:11:00 AM)

    We are the creators of our reality and the interpreters of it as well. Nicely penned, Bradley (Report) Reply

    Bradley Lomeli (11/28/2015 12:39:00 PM)

    Thank you Kelly, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

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