Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,582 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Reflections - Poem by Patricia Grantham

Look in the mirror what do you see?
A different person or what you used to be
Some things remain the same others are new
Changes can be many and some are few

The mirror does not lie it tells you the truth
If your hair is receding or you're missing a tooth
Can you tell how old you will live to be?
Many have tried but have failed you see

Look again in the mirror have you made a change?
Or are you careful not to step out of your range
Take another look don't step away too soon
Past hurts and ill feelings can reopen a wound

Life can't be lived by just casting a net
Never happened by chance or making a bet
Throw away the stone let bygones be gone
Dig a deep hole and bury the old bone

Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: mirror

Comments about Reflections by Patricia Grantham

  • Jodie Hardy (8/28/2013 2:31:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem to read, I have tried to write a poem along the same lines recently though I have been unable to finish it. You have captured. Well done xx (Report) Reply

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  • Sj Holland (8/23/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    I like these lines:

    ...Throw away the stone let bygones be gone
    Dig a deep hole and bury the old bone...

    You have a nice rhyming style. Sage advice.
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  • Akshaya Pawaskar (8/23/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    A beautiful take on mirror and how we see it and how it sees us.lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (8/20/2013 12:28:00 AM)

    A beautiful and very interesting poem, the mirrored reflections are mixed in an original way. The images takes form in my mind fast increasing the size of my pupil. I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    Wow! This poem is so lovely. To forget the past and to move on to the coming days and accept them is the best way to live the life to the fullest. Very nocely saud. Mirror indeed is a reality check for us. Nice rhyming too! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/11/2013 1:38:00 PM)

    We need to age graciously and not keep worrying about what we see in the mirror. Thank you for a thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2013 4:37:00 PM)

    A great poem, what we see in the mirror is not always
    what other people see.
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  • (3/11/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    I am hoping my mirror is giving me a distorted view of me, but probably not.
    This poem should make one take a closer look at themself and maybe do
    a liitle soul searching. Uplifting and thoughful write
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  • (2/5/2013 11:55:00 AM)

    When the mirror reflects us and we feel the hard change we may get depressed. But one has to accept the reality.! BEAUTIFUL POEM WITH RHYME AND RHYTHM captures the heart.! (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2013 2:17:00 AM)

    when it is very hard to do, we may feel depressed! Good thought! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/25/2013 2:01:00 PM)

    I try not to look in the mirror too often these days - great write Patricia, and so very true. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2016

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