Monday, September 14, 2015

TUNNEL VISION



        It was what she did

            most days...

                    sitting alone in front of the mirror
              
                    an opaque view staring back


        she would sit and think

what might have been



purplish pink sunrises came and went

children chattered and skipped on the way to school

cotton clouds floated by on a clear blue sky


                     and yet

        she would sit and think

 what might have been



golden orange leaves rustled in the trees

bright yellow flowers waved in the fields


                        but unaware

        she would sit and think

what might have been



glistening crystal snowflakes swirled through the sky

far away church bells echoed and chimed


                         all the while

          she kept careful eye on

what might have been



        But one morning, 

                    while she polished and admired her faithful companion 

in order to keep her view
just right

she momentarily lost her grip--and the mirror

 went crashing to the floor 


shattering into a thousand 

tiny pieces



        It was then that she noticed it...

                      a tiny opening through a crack in the wall that the 

            
                                mirror had hid for so many years


        Squinting from the brightness

                       she stumbled to the wall

                                 and began to tear away

                                 bits and pieces 
                
                                       of the hardened plaster

                    until at last

                             her eye pressing against the crumbling pieces

                                        she was able to

look through

perceive

realize

come to see



what could be






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9 comments:

  1. Wow this is the best poem of yours!!! Marvellous!

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  2. Wow this is the best poem of yours!!! Marvellous!

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  3. This is amazing! I absolutely love it <3 It's beautiful :D

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  4. Beautiful story telling in few words. Love it.

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