Image of Face Reflection

I wrote this back in March 2009.

A friend of mine was planning to take some girls away for a few days on a Christian camp and she asked me to write a poem that she could use with the girls in a quiet contemplative slot.

So I sat down with a pen and paper, and out came this.

It can be read both across and downward, whichever works best for the reader.


my face
beauty reflected
mirror in a hand
I stand
head high
eyes clear
a tear forms
and is wiped away
thoughts play
smooth skin
soft thin
lips moist
flowing hair
breathes the air
brushes free
look at me
head held high
nails filed
I smile
love looks ahead
beauty looks
ready to face
the day
his face
beauty marred
image smashed
he hangs
head bowed
eyes cloud
a tear breaks
and aches away
thoughts prey
flesh rips
fresh drips
dry lips
thorned hair
grasps for air
haggard grim
look at him
head bowed low
nails scrape
he gapes
love turns away
beauty turns
ready to face
the night


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