poet Nancy Nalbandian

Nancy Nalbandian

Oh Mirror

Oh mirror, my mere healer
Tell me where did I do wrong
Tell me if it was me or them
Who despaired my sensual soul.
Feeble and not so strong,
You watched me rise, saunter and soar.
I stumbled, you saw
I got bruised,
You stitched each scar so well that I let it go.
You haughtily raised your head in my triumph
And let it down in my downfall.
When my hands were frail to wipe my teardrops
You stood beside me and shared my sorrow.
When I felt low,
You raised me up and didn't let me surrender,
Because you solely realized the sparkle in my eyes,
And believed in what I would go for.
You saw my weary eye and reminded me of my teeth.
Oh mirror, my mere killer.
Why do you so innocent and yet so itching.
When I look at you, I look so deflated.
My heart halts when I stare at you
You are no longer a talisman for me to bring charm,
But you have become a source to haunt my soul.
You watch me surrender, grief and crawl
Without bestowing me a glimpse of hope.
You leave me in my own echoes
And go away,
Why have you become so nonchalant?
Just answer me back.
Painstaking you were,
But now you just add my pain
By standing there and
Without any movement to dare.
Why are you so silent?
Don't leave me alone-
All I want to do is to throw my shoes over you
And destroy you as a whole.

Topic(s) of this poem: self discovery

Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

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  • Binayakumar MohantyBinayakumar Mohanty (10/24/2017 8:38:00 AM)

    Lovely poem.I enjoyed a lot.Thanks for sharing.10
    Regards
    Binaya

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  • Sanghamitra NayakSanghamitra Nayak (10/4/2017 10:37:00 PM)

    Don't leave me alone-
    All I want to do is to throw my shoes over you
    And destroy you as a whole.
    A poem, nicely penned.

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (10/4/2017 10:21:00 PM)

    Interesting poem.. Congratulations Nancy for poem of the day

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (10/4/2017 9:59:00 PM)

    A great write, Nancy!
    Congrats on making poem of the day.

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  • Hector Crawford (10/4/2017 8:19:00 PM)

    A very good poem. Congrats.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/4/2017 6:33:00 PM)

    Such a nice poem, Nancy.... congrats for being chosen... a huge 10+++++

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/4/2017 5:49:00 PM)

    Very clever...and insightful... a ten and congratulations on being selected poem of the day..

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  • Paul Cromwell (10/4/2017 4:03:00 PM)

    just read this Nancy - very beautiful imagery - congrats

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (10/4/2017 1:45:00 PM)

    Just answer me back.
    Painstaking you were,
    But now you just add my pain....//.... How amazing- mirror personified with an intent of a clash. Thanks.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (10/4/2017 12:45:00 PM)

    Why are you so silent?
    Don't leave me alone-
    All I want to do is to throw my shoes over you
    And destroy you as a whole.

    Mirror never talks but at the same time convey a lots through your reflection.
    An interesting poem

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/4/2017 12:45:00 PM)

    I stumbled! ! ! But, you raised me up! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/4/2017 10:08:00 AM)

    When my hands were frail to wipe my teardrops
    You stood beside me and shared my sorrow.
    Great poem shared. A sensible introspection.
    A huge 10++++.
    Congrats for the POD.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (10/4/2017 6:20:00 AM)

    Very enchanting poem. Life's ups and downs are faced alone. The vivid imagination and images are very catchy and keep the poem flowing. Congratulations for member poem place.

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  • Tom Allport (10/4/2017 3:30:00 AM)

    a poem that on reflection tells a story of true expectations? ........wonderfully written

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  • Martin MooreMartin Moore (10/4/2017 2:28:00 AM)

    thought provoking for sure the real me is a never ending quest! ! ! beautifully written

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  • Kamiel ChoiKamiel Choi (10/4/2017 2:23:00 AM)

    I like the image with the shoes. The beginning of the poem could be more interesting in my view when you shorten it. The lines my mere healer - my mere killer could be more prominent (interpunction, whitespace?)
    Perhaps reading it aloud can help the poetic rhythm here

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  • Bill CantrellBill Cantrell (9/23/2017 10:43:00 PM)

    A truly deep poem reflecting much more than a bad hair day, you watched me, saunter and soar...when stumbled the mirror was there all along, through teardrops, reflecting that for which we crave, this is excellent poetry!

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    Nancy NalbandianNancy Nalbandian(9/25/2017 10:21:00 AM)

    Thank youuu so much.
    There is more into the mirror.
    For me, mirror isnt only an object to reflect the self appearance.
    It is also the reflection of inner self

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/23/2017 7:41:00 PM)

    Mirror gives wonderful reflection and this your wonderful healer too. Through mirror you discover your self attitudes with postures and gestures. Mirror answers back and reflects both joy and grief as signaled in body and mind. Amazing sharing is done here.10

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    Nancy NalbandianNancy Nalbandian(9/25/2017 10:24:00 AM)

    Thank you so much.
    Mirror in here is me.
    Sometimes all you are left in this world is only you .
    A person's self is the key for all secluded secrets.

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  • Mario, Lucien, Rene OdekerkenMario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (9/23/2017 2:15:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Nancy
    Thank you for sharing
    Mario Odekerken

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    Nancy NalbandianNancy Nalbandian(9/25/2017 10:26:00 AM)

    Thankkk youu

    Nancy NalbandianNancy Nalbandian(9/25/2017 10:25:00 AM)

    Thank you so muchhh

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  • Malcolm Two (9/23/2017 1:25:00 PM)

    This poem is FANTASTIC
    keep up!

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    Nancy NalbandianNancy Nalbandian(9/25/2017 10:26:00 AM)

    Thankkk youuu

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