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Mirror

I am your faithful friend, I cannot lie
My silver charm waits upon your desire
As I stand and wait patiently for you.

You look at me, through me, as if, as if.
As if you wanted to look younger,
Sleeker, slimmer. You gaze and gaze.

You never talk to me but I look back at you
Without wondering, without comment
And I am truthful; I am your faithful friend.

I cannot lie or be unfaithful but when you
Look at me you are unhappy with what
You see. You are critical and sigh.

I will always be here for you, waiting.
My silver charm just a reflection
Waiting to make your day seem happy.

Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013


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Mirror – In memory of Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/28/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    a beautiful tribute to Sylvia Plath if she can read from where she is I am sure she is happy with it. nice work David

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  • Farah Ilyas (5/15/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    a nice tribute to a wonderful poetess Sylvia Plath....deep insight-er have deep vision of mirror, same occurs in poetry...well penned.

  • Patti Masterman (5/15/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    The mirror poem by Sylvia started it all, this persecution of the mirror. I think we are better
    for it, for analyzing, and not just accepting immediately whatever we see. I like this, it has a quiet dignity.

  • Lyn Paul (5/8/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    A truly beautiful write and tribute with some special comments too. Thank You

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (5/3/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to SYLVIA, David, which is so very touching!

  • Lydia Chan (5/1/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Oh Sylvia Plath, I love her, such a tragic story. She truly was and has always been my inspiration and favourite poet. I liked this poem, deep and a nice tribute to Sylvia. A poem I'm sure we can all relate to.

  • Hans Vr (4/30/2013 9:16:00 AM)

    Moving something really deep inside.
    well written

  • David Wood (4/28/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    Well done Hazel. I am looking through the mirror at Sylvia's image

  • Hazel Durham (4/28/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem full of how complex she was, her reflection wanting her to be happy but darkness inside overcame her in the end.

  • Theodora Onken (4/28/2013 2:29:00 AM)

    what a beautiful poem for Sylvia Plath; Such a sorrowful ending to a life cut short...her story makes me cry every time...

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