Double Sided Mirror

December 11, 2008
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You look into my eyes,
And I into yours and I smile
Just as sweetly as you do
And I stare back
Just as you do.

My happiness pleases you,
And you see it in my face,
The joy I get from your smile,
My face
A mirror of your own pleasure.

But you don't see that its just that,
You don't see the mirror I hold before me,
Between us.
How my smile is nothing more than yours,
A shallow reflection of you
Used to hide me.
How the mirror I hold hides the truth,
The bitter melancholy that is my life.

And I hold up this mirror for all to see as they please,
To see their own smiling faces look back at them
So they can move on thinking they did good,
And I can stay back and see ghe truth
Because this mirror is double sided.





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dncr17 said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 2:07 am
that was really good, and the auhors comments were good too! =D good job, and keep writing!
 
Torrzilla said...
Jun. 5, 2009 at 3:33 am
I really love this.
 
supergrrrl_4808 said...
Jun. 5, 2009 at 1:03 am
awwh that really hit me because im one of those people who have to do that alot. i really liked it when you said the masquerade of smiles hurts the most because its SO TRUE. i could go on about this forever because i just eat that stuff up but i think its about time for me to shut up now ;)
 
SilverDawn said...
May 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Aww, I love this! I was a bit confused as to what you were talking about in the beginning but the double-sided mirror analogy is just great. Love the stong ending (:
 
OpenMinded said...
Dec. 25, 2008 at 4:06 am
Sorry, I typed it up on wordpad and didn't notice my typo,
"And I can stay back and see the truth
Because this mirror is double sided."
Hope if this hits the magazine they fix that for me!
 
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