The World and Mirror

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I stood and stared-

a long time seeking

a welcome gaze

that returned my greeting.


The World stared back

then went its way,

perhaps to lunch,

perhaps to play.


My friend the Mirror-

a listener of sorts,

in silence watched

and kept its thoughts.


Words and foto T Carroll


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Fri 30th Dec 2011 21:16

Hi Tommy, i have been there in the mirror staring at the reflection with all its scars and tales, and the world has stared back, often in contempt. I myself wouldn't know how to end such a poem. Here, in this one, they'd lost their chance is rather cryptic, and cut shorts what i feel you could have elaborated on. It starts off well, but in not knowing the chance, I find it cut to the quick and leaves me wanting an explanation. As good as it is, i find it a little frustrating, and wish to know, who lost their chance, and chance at what?

Hey, been a while since I last commented on your work, glad you're still here. Have a fantastic 2012.

Best wishes



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