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· The Idealist

· The Final Verse

Short Stories
· Two Champions Reawakened

· Genesis of a Madman

· Two Champions

· Excerpt from The Idealist

· The Emperor's Lament

· Six Seconds to Legend

· Immolation of a Language

· A Leap Through Faith

· There's a word for that...

· Our Last Walk Together

· Hide and Seek

· Verse Six

· Babykins

· The Hunter

· The Empty Vessel

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  Reflection Without a Mirror
by Michael Wayne
Monday, June 11, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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An internal "Looking Glass"

A challenge for the mind

to see one's self from within

follow along

with your mind's eye closed

to see your reflection without a mirror


Drive upon a road

one you have never travelled before

far, far away

from any city or town

to unsettled land


When you reach a place

where you can no longer see but three signs of man


Your Car

and The Road


Pull over

step out of the car

and begin to walk

until even the car

has vanished from sight


Now you are here

alone with the road

What do you see?

What do you hear?

What can you feel?


Is the road straight

stretching ever on

to a horizon you have not breeched?

Or, does it bend?

and where does that lead?


Is it silent here?

The rustling of a breeze

or the song of a bird perhaps?

Or, is there still noise

coming from within?


Can you feel the road beneath your feet?

Perhaps the warmth of the sun,

or is it even shining there?


or do you really feel nothing at all?


An imaginary journey

to a real place

deep within your mind.

What did you find there?

A reflection without a mirror

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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 7/2/2012
I like what Asa says and I like your "Or, is there still noise/coming from within?" which would then be a "mirror reflection" only projecting back self -- conversely, the mirrorless reflection could then be smell, sound, feel of air and of awareness. Pretty neat. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 6/18/2012
our 'eyes' have always been a hindrance takes a poet to direct one to this place. thanks


Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/12/2012
I think I would need a drug to get that inwardly reflective. On the other hand, I am writing a story, The Last Man Standing, and around every bend I have to come up with was this man is thinking and seeing in a world where there is no other alive but himself.

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 6/11/2012
meditative upon reading, thanks for the pause in my thoughts here

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