Breaking mirror

by e LIZ a beth   May 16, 2007


A breaking mirror
an image destroyed
a once well hidden lie
now hard to avoid

as days become nights
the feelings spill out
the breaking mirror
is now filled with doubt

as cracks become larger
pieces fall to the ground
they hit and they shatter
not making a sound

the image once seen
is now a big blur
comparing things now
to how they once were

but times running out
and the longer we wait
the harder it will get
to pick up what we break

as the final pieces
hit the hard wood
we learn that we did
everything that we could

and gluing back together
what was never meant to fit
is like telling a secret
no one wants to admit

and whats left is a mirror
that we tried to avoid
and its that very mirror
that we all destroyed

***this poem is metaphorical and it symbolizes a broken family/home. i mean you can interpret it anyway you choose but thats the basis i wrote it on.

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  • 11 years ago

    by claire

    This is a great poem - the imagery and descriptions were amazing! I think the metaphor could work for several things, but it definitely works for a breaking/broken family. This is definitely a 5/5!

  • 11 years ago

    by Viola

    Again incredible poem! wow you're talented. keep it up! =]

  • 11 years ago

    by Debbie

    Perhaps an unfortunate event occured which wrought a family crisis. Being delicate and fragile, a family was broken by deceit, empty promises, and suspicions and so-ons. They tried to mend/fix each 'broken glass piece' in vain, unable to discern that the one which was broken drastically is their family itself.

    I absolutely adore this piece. It certainly tugged my heart for it struck a tiny chord with me. Overall it was well-presented. Good job. ~Debbie

  • 11 years ago

    by Karl Wild GG23

    I think the poem is absolutely perfect because when a mirror breaks you'll never get the same image out of it you once did. Just like if a family is torn apart your lives will never again be the same. amazing job and great imagery and flow once again 5/5 Keep writting

  • 11 years ago

    by Allison

    Wow...this was a really good poem. Keep up the good work! ^.^

    Alyson