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A Lesser Reflection
by Axilea MU
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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(confessions of a silent witness)

I can tell
just by looking at her
all the wounds
she will not show.

I can see
that raisin-painted lips
draw a smile
that's a curtain of grace.

If not concealed,
her pain or unhappiness
will make her find
- closed doors
- battened down windows.

" Remember, remember:
not a single wrinkle,
no trace of authority,
not a voice that's impatient,
no sign of expectation."

I can see
just by looking at her
if it's a good day
to play the role.

I can tell
if her hair's shiny enough
to be met
with a tender smile.

Then he comes in,
he never asks,
thinks he's pure,
a soul that gives.

When he stands next to her
puts his hand on her arm,
I see what he's waiting for:
the smooth sparkle of approval.

Then, he looks ahead,
always anxious
to be the taller one,
the one in control.

As I reflect
their static image,
I reveal the pain in her,
of knowledge veiled.

I am the wordless witness,
her mirror that knows
how badly it hurts
to show her as less.

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Reviewed by Shirley Houston 7/12/2012
This is a powerful write, poet!!! To allow any sense of vulnerability is frightening!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 3/30/2011
I really liked "curtain of grace" ... this is, unfortunately, so real for so many. The face we see in the mirror is really for others, while what's inside, the pain and anguish, must be buried deeply and obscured. Well done. ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/18/2007
I found myself somewhere in a foreign land as I read your poem..Somewhere that treats women as a lesser object..I only hope that this does not continue, for everyone is equally important and free.
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/18/2007

If you believe in yourself and all that you are then you can never be less. Closed eyes can not see the beauty which lies beyond the reflection. Peace and Blessings to you always, Paul.
Reviewed by Charlie 10/17/2007
Painfully true. --Charlie
Reviewed by Art Sun 10/17/2007
Your view of how society can place women within the view of less than their male partner is one that reveals more than the physical also shows the emotional view...the confessional stature within a world not yet able to completely accept the strength of women...

The reality is the opposite...

nice work...

Art Sun...

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