The Mirage

We all live

Within a dream

Of ourselves 


Our inner mirror 


Very differently 

To its weaker counterpart

The one 

Made of glass

Our inner wardrobe 

Very different to the one

We we wear for real

Our inner voice 

Almost unrecognisable 

To that poor 


We hear when 

It plays 

Back to us

On whatever 

Modern technology 

Allows us 

To replicate 

So badly 


And so we strut

And we pose

And we dream 

And we live 

Acting out two 


The one 

On the outside 

And the one 

On the in 


And as we 


By candlelight 


Is to say 


Is the meat

And which 

The mirage 

◄ The Mirror

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Wed 9th Dec 2020 21:53

Love the whole poem, but especially 'Acting out two dramas, the one on the outside and the one on the in' and 'which is the meat and which the mirage'

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Shifa Maqba

Wed 12th Aug 2020 19:42

One of those rare poems that makes you pause and think for a while. Excellent!

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keith jeffries

Wed 12th Aug 2020 18:57

A very interesting and thought provoking poem.


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