Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 177 – Distortions

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PROMPT #177

The visuals from last week are still floating in my eyes. So, I couldn’t think of anything other than a visual prompt for this week.

You are free to choose any one of the two images given below, and create a piece based on it.

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My eyes deceive me, I think

The image in the mirror lies, I think

I close first one then the other eye to see

If it’s a defect in my vision or my brain

I still see a misshapen image of myself

And no matter how hard I try, it’s still broken

How could it be, that I, who is so perfect

Can see my beautiful face sliced up in distortion

Is it that the ugliness of my deeds and thoughts

Has surfaced and became visible for all to gaze upon?

Full of shame I turn away from my reflection

I must endeavor to make my inner self, beautiful too

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41 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 177 – Distortions

  1. Oh Wow, Sadje–this is a stellar piece, and the experience you describe is very familiar to mine. I avoid my mirror.

    This is my fave part that you wrote: “Is it that the ugliness of my deeds and thoughts

    Has surfaced and became visible for all to gaze upon?”

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  2. Beautiful poem, Sadje. That happens to me all the time, and even more as I age. Those tiny lines have become gullies and the least of my problems! 🙂

    By the way, I also stopped by to check out your pingback on Frank’s blog, but it went to an oops page.

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