Mirror, Mirror

It’s Throwback Thursday! Nearly the weekend… Today’s poem was originally posted in February. It’s about the way in which our society encourages us to base our self-worth on looks and image – which can have devastating mental effects.

In Emma World

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall,

Stare me down and watch me fall,

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Reflections – A Tanka

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Deep within your head,

Social values play their game,

Distorting self-view;

When the mirror’s had its fun,

You no longer look like you.

 

Emma H, age 26, 13/09/2017


Written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 62 – “Mirror” & “Fun”. If you want to have a go, you can follow the link below:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 62 – Mirror & Fun

Photo taken (by me) in the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh.