Looking glass

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I'm looking through a looking-glass

The reality seems so bleak

and the nightmares seem so true

Pain, sadness, and anxiety 

all have begun to bloom

 
I'm looking through the looking-glass

My dreams and hopes are dwindling

all the sunshine I was storing

seems to be just ending

 
I'm looking through the looking-glass

Worms of fear and hatred and sneaking everywhere

Rotten feelings and jealousy

are trying to make a mound somewhere

 
I'm looking through the looking-glass

Looking for the smile I hid it last time

dug and stuck it so deep

that no hurt can ever seem to find

 
I'm looking through the looking-glass

for the saplings of love and passion

I am trying so desperately to sprout

making sure the anger doesn't make it rot

 
I'm looking through the looking-glass

so it magnifies the little hope I have

I'm looking through the looking-glass

Hoping to see you look back.
Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash

26 thoughts on “Looking glass

  1. This really speaks to me. i love the repetition – the constant reminder that we perceive things through how we feel (the emotions at the moment). In literature we refer to the cultural eye when describing how a writer tells a story and this reminds of of that.

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