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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Before and After (05/14/09)

TITLE: MIRROR
By Weeping Skye
05/15/09


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I bought this little mirror,
and looked in it and grinned
but much to my surprise
it reflected from within.
I didnt see lifes vanities
like my freckles, or my hair.
No, all I saw was the ugliness,
of sins presence, as I stare.
I saw my lack of faith,
and patience and belief.
Then turned the other way,
in hopes of some relief.
I glanced again half hoping,
twas a nightmare, or a dream.
Because Id always held my head
with power and esteem.
But there before my eyes,
were all my hidden sins,
and I knew without a doubt
where life changes should begin.
I closed my eyes in sorrow,
as tears of cleansing came.
Then mercy from a sovereign Lord
would take away the blame.
All my pride and holiness,
I would count as loss;
and as I looked back in the mirror
my reflection was the cross.


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Charla Diehl 05/23/09
What a powerful message you packed into such few words. Your poem flowed beautifully in rhyme and meter. I really enjoyed this one. My only suggestion would be to put spaces between the verses.
Janice Fitzpatrick05/23/09
Oh, this is very good! I liked the meter and rythym and the message is right on. All of us can relate to this piece.Well done. Thx for writing this!!:0)
Marilyn Schnepp 05/24/09
A person's life told in one short poem - very touching, very creative and extremely well done. I loved it! One suggestion I might have, would be to cut it down into four-liners instead of all in one. Just a thought...but AOK as is.
Sharon Kane05/26/09
A lovely reminder that God looks on the heart; and that He alone has the power to change what lies there. Nice.