February 3, 2015

mirror dred8667

In the mirror I stare
Face to face with something that’s not my reflection, yet so fair,
So marvelous and baffling… so dizzy… I fall into an armchair.
The being is laying down too.
Why it’s not gone I have absolutely no clue,
Yet my blood is rushing,
My heart against my chest… again and again hurling;
I look carefully and what I notice is so brilliant…
I see sadness, I see hardship, but also warmth and power enough to facedown a giant.
I stare still…
This creature may be different, yet…
I feel like a wounded animal and it is the perfect vet;
I’m shaken by so many sensations,
I tremble in fear and jump in joyful celebrations,
I see the clouds gathering,
A light that parts them so blindingly staggering.
“Come out!” I yell,
“Why would I? I’m already there… can’t you tell?”
I contemplated and almost choked.
This thing, this creature… the emotions it evoked,
It’s already part of my structure,
A constant healer tending to every wound, every puncture;
Part of my being, of my life,
She’s beside me and inside me, helping with my every strife,
A constant shield against the wind of misery,
A life-giving grape in a giant rotten winery,
A bottle full of love and compassion,
A never-ending boost, infinite passion.

by Vlad-Ovidiu Adam

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4 Responses to Mirror

  1. Alina Andreea Catarau on February 3, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Vlad, you did a great job! 🙂 I’m only curious to know if Gellu Naum’s poem about the mirror inspired you?

    • Vlad-Ovidiu on October 24, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Late reply, but better than never. Anyways… my inspiration wasn’t from the author you mentioned. Truth be told, I haven’t even heard of him before now. Might look him though. Thank you! Wish you a good day and hope the rest of the months since you posted your comment weren’t too hard you. Cheers!

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