I Look In The Mirror
Author: Capricorn


I look in the mirror and who do I see?
Is that person really me?
I really think she looks like another.
Oh God! I look just like my mother.

I look in the mirror and who do I see?
Where is the youth that used to be?
Firm outlines replaced by sagging skin.
Oh God! I've even got a double chin.

I look in the mirror but who is there?
That person really is rude to stare!
I'll just put my glasses on to see.
Oh God! yes that really is me.

I look in the mirror seeing skin like crepe,
greying hair around my features drape.
Ageing eyes and wrinkles I can trace
But God! it's quite an interesting face.

I look in the mirror and remember my life.
I've seen bad times and had some strife.
That's where the lines of character come from.
Yes God! my life hasn't been humdrum.

I look in the mirror and who do I see?
Someone who's battled for people's liberty.
Someone who's been scarred inside and out.
Yes God! I know what my life is all about.

I look in the mirror and accept what I see,
for life has made that person me.
At times life's been hard with no tranquility.
But God! I'm mature now in looks and personality.

I look in the mirror and I'm not afraid,
of lifes constant tides and continual raids.
There have been good and bad times as well.
Thank God! I've come through my story to tell.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Geezer ( -- Tuesday, January 21 2003, 09:17 am

Nicely done

I know this feeling well. Appriciate this poem. Very well done. Thanks for sharing. I look like my father now, even with the glasses. He,He
Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, January 21 2003, 02:31 pm

Hi Dino!

Glad to know I'm not on my own with all these young people around! hehe!! Thanks!
barb ( -- Tuesday, January 21 2003, 04:39 pm

nice and true

another good one cap. when I think about being young I think glad I'm older now, at least with old age people listen instead of saying oh that young punk doesn't know she hasn't lived yet. well now we have lived nah nah nah nah.Ha Ha
Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, January 21 2003, 05:45 pm

Thanks Barb

That is a good way of looking at it!
Pamela ( -- Wednesday, January 22 2003, 12:44 am


What a beautiful poem. It is so nice to hear someone accepting the way they look instead of criticizing it. I'll never think the same when I look in the mirror again....
Luc ( -- Wednesday, January 22 2003, 05:22 am


that was a nice poem. and i really liked when you kept on reapting "... God!" i liked that. it was a nice touch.
Capricorn ( -- Sunday, January 26 2003, 12:32 am

Pam and Luc

Thank you for your comments. I think you get to an age when perhaps you realise there's not much you can do about the aging process but to accept it.(unless you can afford plastic surgery...I'd be too much of a coward anyway!)Haha!
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