The day she turned away from the mirror(#35 picture it and write)

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Her eyes were critics and her feet were still,

Far too long had she suppressed her will

To fulfill the idea and not the real thing;

She had been the kite, now she was the string.

 

The day came when the wind suddenly grew severe

And she swept across the daunting frontier,

Free from all manner of flamboyant expectation,

Knowing she wasn’t built for long-standing pretension.

 

The glass could still see her, but she paid no mind

Staring into its depths can make a person go blind

Despite being no danger in looking through lens,

Fixated on the self, they are no longer friends.

 

It was the moment to explore the ‘maybes’;

With the timely help of a buoyant breeze

She breathed fresh beauty into the strains of her soul

And so, a dancing diamond grew from a clouded coal.

 

Signed,

A pictorial poet

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12 thoughts on “The day she turned away from the mirror(#35 picture it and write)

  1. There was one line that I liked (among many)

    She had been the kite, now she was the string.

    Not sure what it means in the poem but to me…..we have all been the kite. We need direction and guiding through the winds of life. Need to be kept from getting tangled in the turbulence of life. Need to be taught how to soar.

    Then we need to be the string and control our own destiny.

    • Now, why didn’t I think of it that way?! That’s a brilliant thought.
      When I wrote it, I was placing more value in freedom, but I’m glad it works on another level. 🙂

      *edit*
      I altered the line following that one, so it doesn’t lean too much in one direction. The more ambiguity, the better, I say!

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