Abdul Wahab


Mirror


Oh! Mirror the most loveable, cunning queen
You reflect in mostly whatever you have seen.
Face is the mirror of the soul
Literature is the face of the society as a whole
Oh! Mirror, you have to reflect me as it is your goal.
But why do you really fail to show my soul?

Whatever I do
In front of you
You do that ditto
If I lit a cigar, you lit too without nitto.
Even you can reflect the fire
Even you can make caricature
Out of me without any failure
But why do you really fail to show the fire
The burning sensation of my mind
And the sound of anguish which is in the wind?

Oh! Mirror, you are such a beauty! !
You have so much unparalleled quality! !
You make the distant nearer
And the nearer distant
You make the big small
And the small big.
But why do you always belittle me
When I am away from you?

We are a quirky pair
As long as we are near so long as we are dear
But when we are apart
You are so cruel; I am not in your heart.
But I can not forget you
Being tired and devastated in distress
I rush to you to show my face.
You are such a pretending ass
It seems that nothing happens between us.
You do as I do
You can not conceal my ugly face
The anxiety, the tiredness and the distress.
In such condition can our love continue
Have you any thing alternative left to me other than to hate you?











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Submitted: Friday, February 10, 2012
Edited: Sunday, June 09, 2013

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  • Rookie Lusekelo Simwela (3/15/2012 2:00:00 AM)

    always wanted to write somethng about a mirror, thot of writn sth like that michael jackson's song, now there is there is this....i hve given up...excelent poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Daniel Warner (3/9/2012 1:04:00 PM)

    This poem shows how much sense you make out of life, so much dexterity in the rhyming.This is a mirrored masterpiece considered to the many other poems you have created. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Natalia Sozh (3/1/2012 12:40:00 PM)

    Well done, Abdul! There are deep thoughts and I liked the form, too. ? mirror is really a misterious thing, isn't it? Especially with women. I also have some poems about mirrors, but written in Russian, my native tongue. Good luck and inspiration to you!
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  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (2/17/2012 7:15:00 AM)

    Abdul. I assume other than some self loathing that the mirror engenders in all of us the reflection issue is a metaphore for unrequited love. Interesting theme. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Xdxd Grey (2/13/2012 10:44:00 PM)

    nice poem.. it rhythms a little more than the last one... but good enough.. very meaningful.. hmm.. mirror mirror on the wall.. whose the.. of them all... haha.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,551 Points Hans Vr (2/13/2012 7:14:00 PM)

    Wow, Wahab, This a very nce poem. I think it goes really deep. Often we feel the fire of soul burning inside but through years of conditioning we have learne not show it on our face. Physical fire so easy for the mirror to reflect. Soul fire, so difficult. I really think you touched here in a very poetic way the issue of us hiding our positivity while easily showing our teredness and distress. This is at least my interpretation. I thoroughly enjoyed the poem 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Harindhar Reddy (2/13/2012 9:39:00 AM)

    I really appreciate the way you have started the poem by good metaphor ha ha you compared mirror to the cunning queen! I really enjoyed reading the poem.

    God gives life to man and man gives life to many things. Here you gave life to mirror. Mirror is personified! I hope the mirror should come alive to read a poem on itself by a quality poet like you. For poem A1 rating and to you - a loud Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Harindhar Reddy (2/13/2012 9:25:00 AM)

    Wahabji, What splendid start to the poem Oh! Mirror the most loveable, cunning queen.
    I am elated to know you the hidden story under this satirical poem.........
    I like this poem for it bares the soul of the poet. I got to rate this I give this poem I will A1 rating
    To A loud cheers! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Larry Hussey (2/13/2012 8:54:00 AM)

    Fun poem to read. Thanks for inviting me to read it. By referring to a mirror and a queen in the first line, you are invoking the movie Sleeping Beauty. I laughed with you on the cigar line. My poet instincts want to make it even funnier, though. I don't think nitto is a word in English, only in Japanese. Therefore, I would change that line to either If I lit a cigar, yours would be lit, oh. Or to add self-parody, If I lit a cigar, which one would smell-o? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shahzia Batool (2/12/2012 12:10:00 PM)

    very lively poetic composition to the mirror...the object amazingly personified n apostrophized...as the cunning queen...the rhetorical questions are the soul of the poem...beautifully composed! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nadood Al Nasser (2/12/2012 11:04:00 AM)

    me: mirror, mirror on the wall who makes the biggest point of all, who has written a great poem for all?

    mirror: abdul wahab is the man for all (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lasoaphia Quxazs (2/11/2012 12:26:00 PM)

    For long time I thought that I am a good worker, in reality the bosses did not want to acknowledge it, because they were not as good in work.
    This mirror story is similar, you know your worth and your beauty of your soul, but somehow your subconscious do not want to accept it.
    Relax, let go, first you have to love yourself as YOU ARE, not to criticize, but bless every part and when your subconscious believes, you will find the mirror good also.
    Anyway I will put in my poem in about to love yourself first. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Humayun Kabir (2/11/2012 11:47:00 AM)

    I appreciate it but brother neither I'm a poet nor a good reader.. But keep it up.. I respect you and all the poet.. (Report) Reply

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