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mirror mirror on the wall
by Tarek Ali Hassan

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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life had worked up on its evolutionary strife many highly successful formulae. The raison d'etre for the emergence of a conscience living being namely man is the potential to being the loving mother /father of all creation and to practice the preservation of life and species not by programmed violence but by learned and creative nonviolence.

Mirror mirror on the wall
I was born the gentlest of them all
I came to being to be the gentlest of all creation
its my only raison d'etre!

I came to being
I struggled to consciousness
to be the servant
the mother the father, the lover of life and of Nature
t'is my raison d'etre
I came to being as the answer to all this yearning for love
I came to be the gentle mother carer of life and of Nature and of all creatures big and small, strong and weak, good and bad..
and then I was brutalised beyond recognition

Mirror mirror on the wall
I do not know myself anymore
Mirror mirror on the wall help me
I cannot find the path to myself

I see a distorted monster
an extreme dedicated insatiable monster

a blood thirsty power hungry monster
love hater life hater self righteous monster
anti-life anti-Earth anti-love
that is surely someone else
it can't be me or mine

Mirror mirror on the wall
was I not born the gentlest of them all?
could you tell the World why and how?
The Monster?


Once upon a time a miracle babe was violated 1000 times
and when the violation became habitual chronic normal
everyone forgot
the history was buried
violation violation violation violence violence violence blood blood blood
it all became normal
and when all abnormal became normal everyone forgot the story
everyone rationalised the little history that was not buried deep enough
and there were no more miracle babes

and when there was a freak miracle babe
the baby cried:


mirror mirror on the wall
I was born to be the gentlest of them all
but defensIess I was violated a thousand times
and when I was violated utterly I forgot
I became a monster and forgot why or how

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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 12/27/2006
A very powerful write my friend, for naked we came into this world and sin free by grace of our father, but it is the choices that one makes along this life that creates the monsters within, the opinionated and often sinful and cruel people that is the result. Your write is very thought provoking and allows almost forces the reader to take a long look at their own life as well as life around them to evaluate their level of human kindness and love for our fellowman. Great write my friend I enjoyed this much, so glad that I stopped by.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/1/2006
stunned..truth at last!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/9/2006
Tarak you have given us much to ponder.Your poem shouts injustice, while pointing to what could be if we ever truly become civilized. It's been too long since you were here, your voice of wisdom has been missed!

Reviewed by Aberjhani 8/8/2006
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL aptly reflects how far humanity has wandered away from the initial divine purpose of human existence into the barbed maze of ignorance, fear, and violence. The light of who we truly are and what we truly should be to each other shines with loving brilliance through every line. Thank you for writing them.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/8/2006
I would imagine that one of the banes of a pluralistic melting pot like the United States, that attracts cultures from all over the planet, is that we are more a nation divided now than a nation united.

This is not because of multi-culturalism, or its colorful characters, it is because of greed and what the drug cartels are pumping into the veins of this great country!

Sadly most of society has accepted the mental programming from the political masks and we have lost our sense of unity as one Nation indivisible!

Instead of helping one another, we compete against one another in an effort to be better than one another and lord it over one another. We have embraced every evil bird in the universe in the pursuit of mammon and have done it gratuitously.

I am afraid that all of us have developed feet of clay!

Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 8/8/2006
Three cheers! Stirring words toward having us reach the truth: the 'self-realization' - the owning up to the numbness to which we succumb when we simply become mindless, soul-less, conscience-free drones who let the "powers-that-be" do our thinking for us. There is tolerance; there is acceptance; and... there is stupidity; they are NOT equal; and we should NOT fall into the trap of treating them as synonymous. We tolerate the government and the corporate elite; we accept the majority of their decisions; BUT, we should not do it blindly; without forethought; and without the right of dissent. It's time we ALL looked in the mirror - no, not Americans; but humanity as a whole. Truth-be-told, we are less than one-half a breath from obliteration. -- Jeff
Reviewed by A PAX 8/8/2006
Very powerful........
interesting......the abusive of mankind, society.......we are all connected.....and should care......
amazing offering Tarek........pax A
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/8/2006

As long as governments and religious leaders function in accordance with the daily prescribed rules of ERIS and ARES, PLUTO will be working full time, enjoy the smell of the holocaust of children.

Thank You for posting "mirror mirror on the wall".

In gratitude and reverent admiration.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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