Get Lost in Your Own Reflection
Seek the mirror that hangs in the hall
Focus on the center and forget the walls
Confidently stare and find your reflection
Is what you see, beyond your complexion?
Adjust your stance, maybe a subtle smile
Find your own perfect pose, if for just a while
Like a picturesque display for the camera lens
But, are you taking selfies or looking within?
Without a thought, try speaking the words
The ones you’ve imagined but never heard
Your lips are moving yet the mirror remains
Does what you say bring you emotional pain?
Your shadowy eyes and their downward cast
Telegraphing those hurtful moments passed
You cannot hide from your own reflection
It’s your true self, not just a projection
Revealing secrets that you’ve kept inside
Has it betrayed you, as you tried to hide?
Troublesome times are about reflection
Overcoming pain and making connections
Getting lost is all about getting found
Revealing your inner self without a sound
It’s facing the truth, whether blunt or cold
Freeing those things that you kept on hold
It comes with anxiety, fear, and trepidation
But often brings about a beautiful creation
When you’re on the edge, maybe have regret
Don’t turn away, you aren’t finished yet
Face those things which keep you down
Gather strength from across the ground
Trust the elements in all you do
Staying the course is your big breakthrough
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Sometimes we must ‘lose’ ourselves to really discover the things which are holding back our personal growth. This piece is meant to offer encouragement to anyone who feels they are not reaching their highest and truest good in the world. It’s one of the many ways to self-analyze and deal with baggage that we are carrying in a constructive way so that whatever the issue, it will no longer be a problem or obstacle to personal growth.