Stranger in the Mirror

Leonard Wilson 1948 (Washington state)



+*Stranger in The Mirror*+

I looked in the mirror, this morning
That person looked
somewhat like me
The image, perceived
just will not  be
the one I was hoping to see

When I see my photo,
it's  no-one I know
A stranger is looking right back
You've made it clear
that's the way I appear,
but it's hard to take that as a fact!

When others deduce who I am,
Their description fits
some other man
The man in my mind
is of some other kind
I'm wondering now, who I am!

About this poem

It's about self mage as opposed to reality of others.

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Written on March 05, 2023

Submitted by lenadrwilson on March 05, 2023

Modified on March 11, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X XXAXAA BBXCCX DXXEED
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 473
Words 105
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 6, 6, 6

Leonard Wilson

I used to write songs for a rock band in California. I write poems, lyrics, opinion And noir crime stories set in the 40s, 30s and 20s. more…

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