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

  • 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

    (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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