Two Halves

Breathing New Life Into…Two Halves

This is one of my favorite poems I have ever written. It was clearly inspired by an excerpt in “Snow White,” a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, published in 1812. It is about reflections – both literal reflections as we look into the mirror and figurative ones as we look inside ourselves. It also conveys how, sometimes, things we portray for others to see, may not always be what we are feeling or even who we are.

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We define who we are…

Mirror mirror on the wall,

You see my glory,

Yet feel my pain,

You know my truths,

And reveal my lies,

You show me beauty,

But hold my scars,

You flash my smile,

But bear my frown,

You showcase my triumph,

And keep near my fears,

You present to me what I show,

Reminding me two halves always make a whole.



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