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The Woman in the Mirror
by Monique M McDowell
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Today I looked in the mirror

And I didn’t recognize the woman

That stared back at me

She frightened me

For she told the truth

Where I wish I could lie


I decided to look closer

And oh she resembled me greatly

But I looked into her eyes

Which led to her heart

And they appeared to be as cold as death


I don’t know when she became like this

But the time had come

I started to remember what had

Made this woman so beautiful

At one point in her life

Actually not too long ago at all


I then found the source of her beauty

She used to cherish prayer and her time with her God

She used to value being able to tell Him

How wonderful He was

And how much she adored Him and

Longed to imitate the beauty she saw in Him

She used to cling to His words

For she knew without them she could not live

She loved to help and please all those who worshipped Him

And she loved to encourage those who did not

Because she felt the love of God

And wanted to share it with others


She valued purity and prided being one with God

Indeed these things had made her beautiful

Yes she knew these things alone

For she once knew that

Flattery from man meant nothing


But as I look in the mirror

The woman I see doesn’t value

 Any of these things

No, not the way she once did

Her eyes are white as snow

And her skin still soft but she no longer

Resembled the beautiful girl that once was


I wish that I could go erase

The disaster that I created

However what was done was done

I wish I could tell the woman in

The mirror that she is loved


Cherished and that she does still inspire

People to love God more

But she just looks at me

And shakes her head


You know at one point

I thought I saw the woman’s eyes

In the mirror become warm

And her heart grow soft

But she just betrayed her God

So I shut my mouth

Because she made a fool of me


I don’t plan to look at this

Heartless woman forever,

Even if I have to smash the mirror

That she’s in

Because I do know

That Satan is called the accuser

Which I’ve just made his accusations true

But I will make it my ambition

To reveal his lies


However today I looked in the mirror

And I didn’t recognize the woman

That stared back at me


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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Great writing sweet lady...Hugsss..stay safe and well..
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
A thought provoking write indeed, makes one want to take a close look at theirself. Well done, enjoyed! Welcome to the den!
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Perhaps seeing her is something we all need periodically. Nice write.
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