by Rhea N MacDonald
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
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I came upon a gentle pool today,
it was so calm and clean.
It seemed to me, too perfect,
found only in a dream.
I knelt to look within it's depths,
it's waters to reveal...
Just what it held so deep inside,
protected as if by steel.
A ripple then, broke the spell,
it's contents to slowly ebb.
I glanced just once, and in surprise,
I found a mangled web.
On each fine thread, a story lay,
needing to be told.
Just waiting there, impatiently,
for just the right soul.
Who could undertand it's myriads,
somehow mending each small hole?
Until, at once, I recognized,
the story I now heard.
In shock I stared more deeply, more stories to be read.
Slowly, each new ripple,replaced the one ahead.
Until, at last it's secrets, to be fully revealed,
And what I saw within the pool,
was honest and so real.
I saw for the first time, a soul confused and lost,
trying to reach out to live,
no matter what the cost.
I placed my hand within the pool, to smooth it's rippled edge,
It enveloped me, so tenderly, that I could not resist.
I looked at it, and felt it's love, and slowly I even learned,
to return that love into the pool, so fervently, that I had no where else to turn....
For what I saw within the pool, I recognized within myself.
I looked into the pool once more and realized that what I saw and read, was merely... My Reflection.
Copyright April 2000
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