Looking ever so coyly,
glancing from the corner of my eye,
The reflection that smiles right back at me,
Is it a truth or merely a lie?
Oh mirror, I do so love your honesty
You soothe the turmoils of my mind
The beauty you reflect brings a smile to my face,
I leave my insecurities so far behind
But alas, one day I turned from you,
You’ve deceived me you fiend, you lied
You dared to feed my ego so,
You never once looked inside.
The vain images you portrayed were false indeed
For all you reflected was a shell
The beauty I saw in your eyes all my life
Was a contrast to an inner hell!
The ugly demons who live within
The sins who find a home in my heart
You failed to show my darker side
Twin images that lived so far apart!
So now my mirror, I shall look away
For I have to search much closer within
The day you find a way to reflect the beauty of my soul
My friend you will become therein…..
By sangeeta kathuria