Time In a Mirror

A waltz...
My eyes dance as they stare
Every morning and every night
I stand in front of that mirror
Counting seconds
To add hours
Watching the days pass by
Only growing older
Unable to break this glass of time

When will the pain reflect in my tears?
For the glass only sees what I allow
But it can't see me screaming
Yelling...pleading for help

Or is it the past that is hidden?
Covered by all the sand of time
Soon too deep to reveal, but it's
Time in a mirror
To remind me that I'm still alive

About this poem

Watching time pass, just by seeing the reflections change in the mirror, is a scary way to live.

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Written on January 21, 2023

Submitted by Nathaniel40 on February 01, 2023

Modified on April 20, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 516
Words 118
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 4, 5

Nathaniel Hackey

40 year old combat veteran. Single father. Living with PTSD and injuries from the war. I have lost so many. But I'm blessed to have my two children. These writings are my mind and heart trying to find where I belong in the world. Cause I feel alone...now more than ever. more…

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  • markl.65734
    Like the metaphor of the mirror I can definitely relate to what your saying about time here it goes so fast I hit 48 not long ago and it seems like just yesterday I was 30 the crazy thing is I've noticed the older I get it seems like the tie seems to goes faster 
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