The Mirror Has One Face
by Keshia Kola
Friday, May 04, 2007
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I come from a family that keeps secrets. Bad issues become hush hush and shoved into the closet. I truly believe that if you don't learn from your history it will continue to repeat itself.
Because I am my mother's seed, a part of her will always live on through me. Just like the circle of life, when you plant your seed it will grow. Thus, coining phrases like, "The apple doesn't fall to far from the tree." This is the theme of my attached poem, "The Mirror Has One Face."
Now as the sands of time reveal only one set of footprints,
In time we will find, the mirror has but one face.
A story was shared with me of a mother and her daughter.
Two separate lives, two separate dreams, only one hope.
Her mother’s cries became her daughter’s worries.
Her mother’s triumphs became her daughter’s glories.
Her mother’s mistakes became her daughter’s lessons.
Her mother’s secrets became her daughter’s confessions.
In silence they cried out to each other.
Daughter went to her mother. “Mother, I cried out to you in
hopes that you may hear me.” Mother turns to her daughter,
“Daughter, my time is short. Soon I will go home, but I want
you to always remember this scripture.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear
a voice behind you saying this is the way, walk in it.
She said I will hear a voice in my head advising me what to do
and what not to do. It will be a voice of encouragement.
A voice of cheer, wisdom, peace and serentity. This voice is
familiar to you, comforting and reassuring.
Everyone calls it a conscience.
Your Grandmother told me if I ever chose not to listen to her,
listen to the voice in my head. I asked her what I should do
if she wasn’t around when I needed her. She said, I am always around.
I am always with you. The voice you hear is mine.
Mother went to her heavenly home. She left a gift for her daughter.
A mirror with an special inscription:
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you yet a little while,
and the world seeth me no more. But ye see me, because I live.
Ye shall live also. And at the day ye shall know that I am in my father,
and ye in me and I in you. St. John 14:18
Daughter looked at the mirror and noticed the inscription dated in 1820. She looked in the mirror and smiled proud. For at that day she realized, the mirrror has one face.
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