Friday Flashback – August 2nd

Fandango over at This, That and The Other  now posts Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) every week of a post from a previous year on that date.  I decided since WordPress reminded me this week I first started something vaguely like a blog six years ago I would join in.  This particular post is from two years ago originally posted here  but this is what my take on looking towards the future was like that night…

In The Mirror

Standing with a towel

Wrapped around my body

I wipe the mirror of its condensation

I peer through the foggy air

Straining to see myself

The distorted image faces me

Like half a shadow

Only showing part of me

Not the whole picture

It is like my own view

Not quite sure of myself

Not knowing who I am

Like in this foggy bathroom

Eventually the view will clear

And I will see my future

Clearly before me

I only have to believe

No Longer Afraid (FOWC)

The mirror tells the tale
Of a hard battle
I finally may have won
Fighting with the image I see
Was where I used to be
Now I embrace me
The good
The bad
The in between
And all that is right and wrong
I am no longer afraid
Of the face that stares back
After years of struggle
I am learning to accept me

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – mirror

Reflection Perfection

He was the kind of man
Who could not pass a mirror
Without admiring his view
His hair was always styled perfect
His teeth bleached sparkling white
Not a blemish on his skin
It was the kind of looks
That took money to accomplish
But his nacissism kept him isolated
As he could not share a spotlight
But he was never lonely
He had his favorite company around
Himself.

In The Mirror

Standing with a towel

Wrapped around my body

I wipe the mirror of its condensation

I peer through the foggy air

Straining to see myself

The distorted image faces me

Like half a shadow

Only showing part of me

Not the whole picture

It is like my own view

Not quite sure of myself

Not knowing who I am

Like in this foggy bathroom

Eventually the view will clear

And I will see my future

Clearly before me

I only have to believe