Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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[Narcissus image from Pinterest



ZONE OF DOUBLE
What lure the likes of reflection holds,
For a heart to beat after its own
Folly to apples poison the fairest
And moon round and full there to behold

Who is vanity then to want of reason

Mirror mirror held in speculation
Becomes the verdict lends the sway of
Ancients claiming old souls thrust in today
Why worry at scars of time's passing
ZONE OF DOUBLE © gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Narcissus (Vanity/Narcissism)

20 comments:

  1. Personally, I think scars add character.
    But yes, anything that mars the visage can be worrisome for many. Whether it is on the face, or on the soul.

    We all have a story. It is what makes us up. Scars and all.

    Nice rhythm in this. Makes it rather haunting.

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  2. Your title rocks, Gillena. And I can see that moon, in duplicate.

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  3. Also reminds me of a line by the GooGoo Dolls..."Scars are souvenirs you never lose..."

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  4. From reflection and speculation to verdict--that seductive double zone can poison us all! Brilliant, thank you!

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  5. I love the "sway of ancients claiming old souls."

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  6. Thank you for your appreciation Sherry

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  7. I like the picture you chose for this. Scars give us character and show a life lived. Sad that many are ashamed of them

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  8. Our scars define who we are as a person, it speaks of our journey and strength. Love this wisdom filled poem, Gillena ❤️

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  9. Yes, looking at someone whose face has no lines of work, hurt or worry or even sunburn it appears blank and unreadable because there is no story inside only vanity.
    Very wise Gillena.

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  11. I love "Ancients claiming old souls'....

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  12. Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

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