The Mirror Has Two Sides – Poem of the Month – May 2023

The Mirror Has Two Sides

There are two sides to a mirror
The side you choose
holds magic confirming your
narcissistic nature
Which loves what it sees 

My side is blank
It’s only purpose
to reflect your image
out to the world
I am unseen, living in your shadow


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Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse and the prompt is ‘Mirror’

  38 comments for “The Mirror Has Two Sides – Poem of the Month – May 2023

  1. May 17, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Whoooo, there’s power and penetrance in this reflection. A starting point for more ideas …

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you Kathy ☺️

  2. May 17, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    I love the way you presents the two sided mirror.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you, Bjorn. I appreciate it. ☺️💕

  3. May 16, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    The air of sadness and defeat in the second verse is heartbreaking.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks, Jay-lyn. Life with a narcissist must be defeating. 🥲💔

  4. May 16, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    I really like that last line–lots to think about. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you, K. So nice of you to stop by ☺️❤️

  5. May 16, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    Extremely thought provoking 🙌

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

  6. May 16, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    I like your perspective Christine, reflection as occupation, only we live our lives, we reflect who and what we are, the mirror is neutral, our mind and body are not.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      That is so true isn’t it, Paul. Thank you as always.☺️💕

      • May 18, 2023 at 10:12 am

        Most welcome 🙂

  7. sanaarizvi
    May 16, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    This is deeply thought-provoking and profound, Christine! 💖💖

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:14 pm

      Sanaa thank you so much ☺️💕

  8. May 16, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    I love the message in your mirror! A beautifully penned quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Helen ☺️💕

  9. May 16, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Such an interesting, thought-provoking poem. I can read it in different ways, a literal mirror and metaphorically. Thank you!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you, Merril. I’m happy you liked it. ☺️💕

      • May 18, 2023 at 5:57 am

        You’re welcome, Christine!

  10. May 16, 2023 at 7:13 am

    Ouch! To remain blank…how terrible it must be.
    I like this, Christine. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:12 pm

      Sadly, more than we can imagine Punam 🥲 💔

  11. kaykuala
    May 16, 2023 at 6:52 am

    All of us maintain the underside of the mirror. It may hide many secrets which may be seen as and when allowed to. Should be interesting to know Christine!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Hank. It would indeed! ☺️💕

  12. May 15, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    A profound poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2023 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Sadje ☺️💕

      • May 17, 2023 at 7:08 pm

        My pleasure

  13. May 15, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    This is a thought provoking poem. Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2023 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks Nicole ☺️💕

  14. May 15, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    An interesting piece. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2023 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you Maria. I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

  15. May 15, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    Powerful poem, especially for me as a survivor of domestic violence.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2023 at 10:59 pm

      Yes Regina. I hope I didn’t jar any bad memories. 💕

  16. May 15, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    I like the spooky vibe of this. The underside of the mirror, could be the next great evil nemesis.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2023 at 10:58 pm

      Oh yes great idea and you could weave that story into a bestseller K 😊👍❤️

  17. May 15, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    How profound. That poor mirror. I’m sure there are many people who resonate with this unseen side.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2023 at 10:57 pm

      Yes Melissa, I agree 😢💔

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