Self Improvement Poetry posted September 26, 2020

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Self Reflection

Snow White

by David Sumich

Queen of ice, queen of deception
I'm locked in your throws of misconception
Clear is your view straight into my soul
Flat affected, your opinion will grow.

Across the thinnest lines we reach out
Your silent screams build up my doubt
I made you, remember? So please don't pretend
It is to my ways that yours will bend.

Yet you laugh at my manly demands
You hold my gaze in the palm of your hands
Oh Goddess of glass, to you I submit
My life and my love, every last bit.

Mirror contest writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem concerning you, or someone, and a mirror. Make it humerous or serious; make it structured or free verse, but keep it brief. Use the mirror as a metaphor in anyway you desire.

While I appear to be talking to a woman, what I've done is personified as a female my reflection in the mirror and all the struggles and thoughts I have in trying to understand who I am during those long bouts of self reflection. Terms like "ice", "clear" and "flat affected" give hints to the substance of the mirror and its characteristics. The "thinnest line" is where I end and the reflection begins, but what is the real difference? Lastly, "Goddess of glass" is the literal identification of the personification. The sum of it all is that as I've gotten to understand myself over the years, I have come to understand and be at peace with the person in the mirror, but it was not always that way. We definitely had our struggles in the past.
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