My Favorite Mirror


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My Favorite Mirror

I miss my favorite mirror, although I know it’s still there,
hanging in a limbo room, on a nail where Time is suspended.
The problem is, all the interference of these days, the dust that hides the surface,
the hazy room made of ears instead of cameos, anxiety instead of smiles;
All of this, makes my favorite mirror so hard to find; and I miss it.

My mirror always told me I was beautiful; it might have been a lie,
It did seem real..and each time it said that, I smiled and felt more alive.
I wish I could take it down and take it with me, walk in open fields and dance,
twirl it towards the sun, and blind myself in hope, in that good reflection.
I’d hold it over me and listen to it say again, “You are beauty and perfection”

I do admit that life without my mirror feels daily dull and sad somehow.
I know you always laugh, but without it I feel so inadequate, incompetent, scared.
I guess I could try holding my breath until this hard time moves on past itself,
Calming my insecurity, remembering that last time, my favorite mirror talked to me…
and there it was…in You……
your eyes reflecting me, your easy smile,
your wide-open shining love for me…
“Hello again Beautiful”

Karima Hoisan
July 20, 2020
Costa Rica

(En Español)

Mi Espejo Favorito

Echo de menos mi espejo favorito, aunque sé que todavía está allí,
colgado en una sala de limbo, en un clavo donde el tiempo está suspendido
El problema es, toda la interferencia de estos días, el polvo que oculta la superficie,
la sala nebulosa hecha de orejas en lugar de cameos, ansiedad en lugar de sonrisas;
Todo esto hace que mi espejo favorito sea tan difícil de encontrar; y lo extraño

Mi espejo siempre me dijo que era hermosa; podría haber sido una mentira
Parecía real … y cada vez que decía eso, sonreía y me sentía más vivo.
Desearía poder bajarlo y llevarlo conmigo, caminar en campos abiertos y bailar,
Lo giro hacia el sol y me ciego de esperanza en ese buen reflejo.
Lo sostenía sobre mí y lo escuchaba decir de nuevo: “Eres belleza y perfección”

Admito que la vida sin mi espejo se siente a diario aburrida y triste de alguna manera.
Sé que siempre te ríes, pero sin eso me siento tan inadecuado, incompetente, asustada.
Supongo que podría intentar contener la respiración hasta que este momento difícil siga su camino,
Calmando mi inseguridad, recordando que la última vez, mi espejo favorito me habló
y ahí estaba … en Ti…
tus ojos reflejándome, tu sonrisa fácil,
tu amor brillante y abierto por mí …
“Hola de nuevo Hermosa”

Karima Hoisan
20 de Julio de 2020

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7 Responses to My Favorite Mirror

  1. daleinnis says:

    So touching and true. It seems like there’s a lot fogging up all of our mirrors this year. But never doubt that one telling you that you are beauty and perfection! That is something all too easily lost track of…

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    • Thank you for your beautiful comment Dale! I know, I know it’s not “politically correct” to need outside assurance for our self assurance and yet…how lovely to look into someone’s eyes and see the best part of ourselves reflected there, every single time…:)

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  3. Shanyu says:

    Ah. This is sensational. Those beautiful words and subtle emotions really accentuate the message that in layers forms this beautiful poem. It’s almost like a poetic prose, and as it meanders around my mind, I can say that I’m coming to love what I’m reading here.

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    • Thank you Shanyu for commenting and visiting my blog. I am honored by both. You are right, I favor poetic prose.. incidental rhyme, and flowing thoughts. As we all do, I too have many styles, but this style is very natural for me…I am really so happy you are enjoying discovering my blog..It’s been here a long time..but like a well-kept secret:) I will be visiting yours more too.. Stay Creative and Well!

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      • Shanyu says:

        My absolute pleasure K! I sometimes cannot get back after each of your lovely comments, but I know for sure that I’ll be back even more. Not just the words, but also the feel is what really makes me want to embrace your blog. I hope to be back as soon as I can and will be waiting for you too.

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  4. I look forward to more sharing of poetry and our thoughts . Thank you Shanyu!


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