Mirror Mirror

Whatever helps you sleep at night
so that your conscience rests at ease.
Embrace what makes your actions right,
so your heart is finally pleased.

It does not matter who you shame
while absolving all of your sins.
Your reasoning for placing blame
“they need to gain some thicker skin.”

The pointer seems to face away,
as faults fall off you piece by piece.
Hurt guilts somehow decide to stay,
tormenting all your inner peace.

What if you tried to absorb light?
Will extreme ego then decrease?
What if you vanquished all your spite?
Will a pure love then set you free?

An inner love you can proclaim
when nourishing yourself within.
Do not lash out or place false aims,
or try to take another’s win.

Look at the mirror feel delight,
twisting around your inner key.
Let your reflection shine out bright,
so positive guides what you see.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published July 26, 2021

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  1. Wow you tore into my feelings with this one I first felt strange then somewhat spiritual and finally restful. Me thinks you love messing with my emotions (in a good way)

  2. Thank you Grace! This poem has a powerful impact and guides the reader on a journey of self-transformation. Your diction is simple yet impactful, creating vivid images that stay with the reader after.

  3. A beautifully reflective piece, Grace. It also holds a message I needed to hear this morning – thank you for your thought-provoking words and for sharing your wonderful work. Xx πŸ’–πŸŒΉπŸ’•.

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