Wednesday again and time for my weekly fix of Friday Fictioneers. A 100 word piece of flash to the weekly photo prompt. Alas, I’ve once more succumbed to the curse of rhyme as my fiction has taken off with a bronzed Spanish wrestler for a short sabbatical. The latest postcard was rather short, written in eyeliner and stained with red wine, so the trip may last a little longer than anticipated……
Why don’t you follow the link and have a go,
Photo Copyright : Janet Webb
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Warts and all,
Falling in and falling under,
Spells that cast are pulled asunder,
Mirror, mirror, say my name,
Do you know,
From where I came,
Running on and running over,
Time is lost that won’t recover,
Mirror, mirror, where am I,
Don’t know why,
Looking here and looking yonder,
Trailing secrets as I wander,
Mirror, mirror, face unseen,
Show me now,
Where I have been,
Living with and living in,
This mirrored cell I’m caught within.
34 thoughts on “Mirror, Mirror”
Thanks Dawn 🙂
This is just stunning…so beautiful and the underlying meanings are quite astounding. May I reblog this?
Reblog away 😉
Oooh I liked that!
Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
Some people have a knack to write an amazing story under 100 words with a prompt. But rarely have I seen such poetry with those contraints…read on…a lovely poem.
I like this !
I’m glad Traces of the Soul pointed me your way….
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Thanks for such a lovely comment 🙂
Five gold stars, Helen! Really golden ones this week (and as usual).
Five gold stars, I’m truly honoured 😉
Outstanding and lovely! You certainly use your 100 words to perfection!
Thank you 🙂
Oh my, this is just fabulous!!!
Thanks very much 🙂
Wow! This was a joy to read.
Thanks for such a great comment, glad you liked 🙂
I love your poems! On second reading I caught a darker/sadder note…
Thank you, I often think there’s an undercurrent in my stuff, maybe that’s because I’m weird 😉
That is an outstanding way to respond to the photo. I am awed (not to be confused with odd) at your ability.
I’m often confused and also odd…. it’s not so bad 😉 Thanks for reading 🙂
Helen, your poem reads so well and has that fairy tale/fantasy feel to it. Way to go! I’m all for poetry, although mine isn’t usually rhyming. But well-done rhyming poetry is so catchy.
Loved this! What a great take on the prompt.
The last line is great – well, they all are! Wonderfully done.
Dear Helen, You are super at everything you try to write – I am impressed as usual! Excellent!
A great way to reflect on life. 😉 Well done. I’m truly impressed with anyone who can pull off a good rhyme.
The cadence of your poem coveys a lot of humor beside the black humor. Like a love child between Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss.. Wonderful
Helen, That was well done. It was a lovely mirror poem, capturing it all. Well written. 🙂 —Susan
Oh, nice! I like the thought of being caught in the mirror. Well, not personally. Well done, Helen.
Brilliant, Helen! This is just awesome. I love the cadence and the fairy tale quality, with the sharp edge of reality. Just the best! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=barWV7RWkq0
Ha Ha, thanks for the applause 🙂