Sofia Kioroglou

Gold Star - 11,022 Points (June 1 1974 / Athens)

The Looking-Glass Self - Poem by Sofia Kioroglou

Your stabs hit me exactly where you hope they would
with such ferocity that gouges out all vanity and conceit.
A knife thrust through the illusions of my bloated ego,
An ugly distortion of an inner image through a plastic glass
which finally crumpled with me looking at the looking-glass self.

Topic(s) of this poem: identity

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about The Looking-Glass Self by Sofia Kioroglou

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/26/2018 4:39:00 AM)

    Your ability to express your your inner vision through poetic words is superb. I liked this short poem very much, just for this. (Report)Reply

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  • Sofia Kioroglou (12/11/2016 10:15:00 AM)

    Sorry for the belated reply! Your comment is immensely appreciated! I overjoyed at your liking my poem! Athenian hugs! (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/20/2016 11:14:00 PM)

    Your stabs hit me exactly where you hope they would
    with such ferocity that gouges out all vanity and conceit.
    A knife thrust through the illusions of my bloated ego,

    Great creation, beautiful poem. You have a great poetic skill and a depth of feelings. Thanks poetess for the sharing of the poem.10 for it.
    Subhas
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    Sofia Kioroglou(12/11/2016 10:14:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Subhas and sorry for the belated reply! I can't seem to get on top of my inbox! Best, Sofia!

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  • Susan Williams (4/13/2016 2:23:00 PM)

    Oh, I just joined your fan base! ! ! ! This is powerful- -and you didn't wince once. I am afraid to admit that I flinched. If a person can take the brutal truth and use it to shed the unworthy parts of their selves, their souls would indeed shine. I loved this poem. Yes, I flinched but I recognize its truth and how bravely you presented it. It is a poem that once read will stick in my memory and perhaps stab me when I need a stabbing or perhaps a little pruning. (Report)Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou(4/13/2016 2:43:00 PM)

    I am humbled by your comment. Thank you so very much. Indeed, it is a very powerful poem and so very true. When I write a poem, I see my reflection in it. I try to dig deep into my psyche and resurrect the murky parts of it with view to bringing them to my attention and fixing the defects. We are so weak but acknowledging it can bring about the real change.

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  • Dimitrios Galanis (12/9/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    Γιατί δεν το αποδίδεις και στα ελληνικά. Θα μπω στον πειρασμό να το κάνω εγώ! (Report)Reply

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  • Kewayne Wadley (12/4/2015 11:02:00 AM)

    Nice touch in the metaphoric knife.
    The way we see ourselves hidden.
    Constantly tearing pieces of ourselves.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this :)
    KW
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    Sofia Kioroglou(12/5/2015 2:54:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for this positive feedback. Your comment is so encouraging and confidence-boosting! I will try not to disappoint you with my upcoming work! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Patricia Grantham (10/15/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    A very deep and soul stirring write. Reflections of ourselves is not
    what we always want to see. Good read Sofia.
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  • Sudipta Bhattacharyya (10/7/2015 3:10:00 AM)

    A marvelous touchy & full of realistic articulation expressed through your well knitted poem.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Peace!
    Sudipta Bhattacharyya / Romantic poet.
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    Sofia Kioroglou(10/7/2015 3:27:00 AM)

    Thank you kindly for your appreciation of my poem! Keep track of my work! THere will be lots more. Take care and yes may peace be with us!

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/5/2015 2:25:00 PM)

    Yet another crafty poem, the twist with Ego is worth mentioning here, I loved it, loved it and loved it......100 on 10. (Report)Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou(10/5/2015 2:41:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your rave review of my poem! I am at a loss for words to express how your encouraging words have moved me! God bless you!

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  • Melvina Germain (10/3/2015 4:06:00 PM)

    This is a fantastic poem, I enjoyed reading it..... (Report)Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou(10/4/2015 2:53:00 AM)

    Thank you kindly! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Have a blessed Sunday!

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  • (9/19/2015 11:51:00 PM)

    ..........nicely penned, I agree with Kelly this is an unforgettable write ★ (Report)Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou(9/20/2015 8:40:00 AM)

    Your comment is greatly appreciated and surely encouraging. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my work. I am now putting together my poetry site on wordpress. Stop by sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com to check out my faltering stab at writing poetry.God bless you dear!

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  • Kelly Kurt (8/12/2015 4:24:00 PM)

    A haunting and yet captivating poem, Sofia (Report)Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou(8/12/2015 4:31:00 PM)

    Thank you Kelly! I really appreciate your comment.

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  • Chinedu Dike (8/5/2015 5:37:00 AM)

    A well articulated and nicely encapsulated piece of poetry penned in poetic diction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou(8/5/2015 7:34:00 AM)

    Thank you so much! This means a lot as your poems are truly sublime!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 5, 2015


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