Mirrors

 

Who needs mirrors //we have selfies!

Gone are the days of looking in the mirror

Only to leave and forget what we saw

Now we have photos // permanent images

Wild and crazy images posted across the net

So close, we can count the pimples and pinch the zits

Mirrors are so uncertain //fleeting images

Liars we can rationalize and refute

Going back to pretending dementia

Just like the scale’s high numbers

But with Selfies, the narcissistic addiction

We are so enraptured with ourselves

We think others on the web will all agree

Perhaps we need to go back

Look in the mirror and leave it there

Selfies make liars of all

“Like” is a relative term

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Clip Art: Dreamtime.com

Our poetry challenge prompt today on d”Verse comes from Bjorn, who asks us to write a poem about mirrors.  Any poem using the word mirror is ok. Come visit us at d’Verse~Poetry Pub.

https://dversepoets.com/

 

Forget Resolutions

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You may have heard the statement, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions! That is the way I feel about setting New Year’s Resolutions. I have also heard that people who go on yo yo dieting end up gaining back the pounds plus five or ten more! So, what is the solution to changing our ways. A few people make it on strong commitment to change. Some change when forced to for health reasons. But, few people I know ever change because of making New Year’s Resolutions.

Forget Resolutions

Forget resolutions

Making liars is their goal

Pining for less pounds

More exercise you’re told

Exercise machines

With bright reflectors

Only work for a month

Colossal dust collectors

Calling you a failure

Killing self-esteem

Pursue what really works for you

Moderation in all things

Watch what you eat

A good rule to follow

Only dip once

Be careful what you swallow

Be true to yourself

Find ways to serve

Look for the good

It’s what we all deserve

At work or a play

With those you meet

Wear a smile

It can’t be beat

Love yourself

Just as you are

You’ll be happy

Wherever you are

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth