poetry, take 2. reflection.

I think I’m starting to feel a little better about this whole poetry thing. Maybe by the end of two weeks, I’ll actually enjoy it. Oh… I crack myself up.

Shall we play ‘guess my mood today‘?



She smeared her lips with lipstick
And arranged her hair just right,
But no one would even notice.
None of it mattered tonight.

She knew this day was coming
And thought she would be ready,
But when she tried to walk away,
Her knees became unsteady.

She begged herself to be strong –
Do not cry. Don’t fall apart.’
She took a deep, long, healing breath
Tried to slow her racing heart.

She looked at her own face then
And smiled at what she saw.
The blue eyes staring back at her
Were not her eyes at all.

He had slowly slipped away.
She accepted he was gone.
But in the mirror on her wall,
She could see that he lived on.

You have your father’s eyes.’
She had heard those words for years.
Suddenly not so alone,
She wiped away her tears.

When she stepped out of the room,
A smiling girl stood before her.
She saw the very same eyes
When she lifted up her daughter.

~Writing 101 | Poetry | day 2


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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21 Responses to poetry, take 2. reflection.

  1. Mon ☠ says:

    So emotional! Wow!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. lolabipola says:

    That’s beautiful. And I’m sorry for your loss ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. nearlywes says:

    Poetry is a pain sometimes, but I as well have started to do it. So I guess we both are dealing with working with poetry 😛


  4. rosemawrites says:

    Wow. This is just heart wrenching, emotional, powerful.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Thoughts? Yes! Many! This poem is beautiful! It flows perfectly and I love the words you used to express the pain of losing someone close to you. I reread it several times to fully absorb it. Very nice!


  6. Another great post Sandra – don’t under estimate yourself! your words are beautifully written

    Liked by 2 people

  7. R 'I' P says:

    Wow. It held me through all the way. Scenes flashed in front of me, while I read it. Great work.


  8. This just sinks into my bones. Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Kaushal's Perspectivism says:

    Loved it.


  10. Excellent. Spans a range of emotions, sadness and joy – loss of a father, but having a beautiful daughter!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Joana Salazar says:

    A heart warming writing, great poetry.


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  14. Al saher says:

    It’s so beautifully written that even those feelings themselves can’t avoid reaching readers heart….

    Liked by 1 person

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