In A Mirror Dimly
Author: Mark Spencer


In A Mirror Dimly
In a mirror dimly,
The image thou wilt see,
Is a trick of the eye,
To cloud reality.

Thy soul is lost inside
This specious looking glass.
Such misplaced vanity,
With time, will surely pass.

For time will have its day,
And all shall feel it stir.
An affliction bereft
Of remedy or cure.

If soul lies not within
Thy woeful withered husk,
What shall remain of thee
When daylight turns to dusk?

The last sight thou wilt see,
As thine eyes meet grimly,
Is thy true reflection,
In a mirror dimly.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Megan ( -- Tuesday, October 11 2005, 04:00 am


I got goose bumps reading that! Awesome poem!
Mark Spencer ( -- Monday, October 17 2005, 12:06 am

Dorian Gray

What happens to a life that goes unfulfilled? What happens to a heart consumed with regret? They are beset by an emptiness that cannot be filled. They pursue dreams that cannot be made real. Such people put on masks to hide their torment. They become lost in the illusion they have created. Who they are is eclipsed by what they are. This piece warns that the reflection you see in a mirror is not who you are, but what you are. What you see, starring back at you is the reflection of a dying shell. If that is all you are, then you are lost in the same illusion that captured Oscar Wilde’s creation, Dorian Gray. When time has its way with you, and reflections no longer feed your vanity, you will see the real you.
Megan ( -- Tuesday, November 7 2006, 06:03 am

I couldn't agree more!

We do kind of get caught up in superficial things when we're young, don't we? Maybe God made us to grow old and die so we could see how unimportant those things really are.
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