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  Mirror, Mirror on the wall
by Audrey Coatesworth
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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I wrote this poem as a few 'further reflections' on the present day problems in our society.

This poem will be in my next book, 'Kaleidoscope BOOK 1', - a collection of new poems, which are printed and sold as a paperback - via UK or USA from MY BOOKS and as an ebook for Kindle. happens.

The book reflects on my country which I love, the UK, but it could really be about virtually any country in the world! It compliments an article I have written - see website below, called 'Moral collapse started at the top'.

Mirror, Mirror on the wall


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Who are the greediest of them all?

Expenses forms and credit cards

Like confetti, I see them fall


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

I see hypocrisy in high places

People talking with backs turned

So I cannot see the faces


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

What examples do you perceive?

Blinkered bankers, eyes shut tight

Teaching others how to thieve


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Many in authority, now you show

Grasping, selfish, affecting all

Making sure their funds can flow


Mirror, Mirror on the wall

I could weep at what I see

Girls and boys with stolen clothes

How did this tragedy come to be?


Mirror, Mirror on the wall

You show destruction, fire and more

A bleak and barren landscape

That the old have seen before


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Your reflection looks quite shattered

By a maelstrom of dark pain

Vision lost of much that mattered


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Can you the future show?

Fragments of broken pictures

As that answer we cannot know


Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Your surface now seems clear

I see a bright sign, saying, ‘HOPE’

But sadly, I can not read the year


Poem is Copyright©ACoatesworth 2011

















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  3. Life and a Love
  4. Free Spirit
  5. Learning Experence
  6. Australian storm
  7. For Emily
  8. Water Baby
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  10. Traveler's Lament
  11. I'm So Happy
  12. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  13. Defeat
  14. I Wish I Could Tell You...
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