smoke & mirror


mirror, mirror, on the wall
could make fools of us all

walking past, we catch a glance
practice pomp and circumstance

if glass surface’s too reflective
naked soul knows we’re defective

we see ourselves, then look away
don’t focus on our faults today

mirror fogs with each warm breath
face clear truth before cold death

scripture’s gracious mirror heed
words of life are what we need

be not afraid to look in mirror
for hellish smoke is to be feared


Joining Amaya at dVerse poetics for a “smoke & mirrors” prompt.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mermaid
    Aug 29, 2019 @ 08:57:53

    Beautiful 🌼


  2. Gospel Isosceles
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 23:50:19

    You speak with the kind of bold courage that only a person on the right side of faith could. A faith that knows forgiveness is the way to avoid a hell of one’s own making. You are right. We should have no fear in seeing the ugly truth, yet most do…


  3. memadtwo
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 20:00:37

    The mirror is not always the best place to look when we want to find ourselves. So true. (K)


  4. katiemiafrederick
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 01:04:55

    Smiles my Friend
    Lynn at The Very
    End for me at Least
    i Must Wonder At First
    If God Looks in A Mirror
    Will God
    i have a
    Feeling Light..
    PerHaps to See Wind..:)


    • lynn__
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 07:11:28

      Interesting thoughts, Fred…if God looks into a mirror. It might melt in His glory!


      • katiemiafrederick
        Aug 22, 2019 @ 07:28:25

        Smiles that sounds like
        What a Politician might
        Attempt to Do Melt A Mirror With their Glory to Prove they are Worthy God is Awesome Now
        Enough not to have to
        Prove His Manhood
        With SMiLes With no
        Need of Announcements
        As God Eternally Comes
        Now but that is only
        How i See God Within
        And the Mirror still
        Stands up to my Gaze..
        With Due Respect to
        God Within and if
        Oceans Need no Worship
        To Cover Three Quarters
        Of the Earth Highly
        Unlikely God Requires
        Worship from Little
        Bitty Humans to Cover
        It ALL surely not in
        Tweets my Friend Lynn
        With SMiLes as the Words
        Are A FLoWinG
        From Deep
        Within SMiLes
        Beyond iNFiNiTY NoW(God)Lives All..:)

      • lynn__
        Aug 22, 2019 @ 13:42:36

        We’re created to worship Someone…perhaps God smiles into the mirror, instead of melting it. Love to you my friend!

      • katiemiafrederick
        Aug 22, 2019 @ 13:48:21

        Thank You my Friend Whenever We Love
        THeRE IS No Separation
        From God Thank You
        Lynn For A John 13:34
        And Matthew 18:20 Wish
        Love to You too my FriEnd..:)

  5. Riya Gupta
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 14:23:29

    Perfect rhyme…👌✌


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