Author: Capricorn


I look at my reflection mocking me
it asks, now where is the youth that used to be?
My mother's image stares right back to show
my aging face that's drab and lost it's glow.

Beneath my eyes I see the crinkled crepe
replacing firmer flesh.There's no escape
from greying hair or wrinkles I can trace,
but some would say - an interesting face.

I look behind that image at my life,
a path that twists and turns to constant strife;
I hide the battle scars I've gained from view,
for my determination's won me through.

I see an aging face and yet accept
the ravages of time, for they reflect
my days have sometimes lacked tranquillity,
but life's matured my personality.

I face my image, for I'm not afraid
of life's continual tides and facial raids.
Inside I may be bruised and battle-scarred;
yet won the wars, receiving high regard.

So mirror image, stop your mocking please!
You only see the shroud that covers; ease
away my layers, look at what's behind -
a strong individual with agile mind


Comments on this poem/writing:

Pondering Red ( -- Wednesday, June 4 2003, 03:14 am

this is good

I enjoy the style...your ways with words...the depth and the honesty of this poem...very nice
Dino ( -- Wednesday, June 4 2003, 07:11 pm

Very nice

Very nice poem Cap. I can relate to this. My little sister saw me the other day, it's been two years. She said you look like Dad. Oh no! So I put on my skinny glasses. Now I look like Dad. I'm mocking my reflection of Dad, and he's staring right back at me. Good one! Thanks again for a very nice poem.
Aj ( -- Thursday, June 5 2003, 05:22 am


Beautiful, the words flowed with deep meaning and i wouldnt doubt if this came from youre own experiances emotions, great poem, keep it up.
barb ( -- Thursday, June 5 2003, 11:22 am


cap you spoke the truth again. When we get older, we look and see our parents and we say that's not me is it? your poem is good I missed reading them.:)
Capricorn ( -- Thursday, June 5 2003, 11:50 pm

to Pondering Red

Hi....i'm glad you enjoyed this poem
Capricorn ( -- Thursday, June 5 2003, 11:52 pm

To Dino

Hi Dino....glad someone can relate to'll happen to everyone in time, all part of life. Thanks for your comment.
Capricorn ( -- Thursday, June 5 2003, 11:54 pm

Hi Aj

Glad you enjoyed....yes from my own experience. I write better when I have lived what I write.
Capricorn ( -- Thursday, June 5 2003, 11:56 pm

Hi Barb

Glad you enjoyed.. I've just posted another....2 in one week, things are looking up! haha!
Seizure ( -- Saturday, June 7 2003, 12:36 am

you know cap...

It would have been a lot better had you just replied to all four people in one comment as opposed to flooding the page with a different post per person, especially considering you said pretty much the same thing each time. Just an observation.

I thought it was well written.
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