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Mirror Poem Reflections
Reflection 11 mirrored the poem Tale of the Weakness Tail
Limits of Freedom
When birds have freedom
they don’t fly into the stratosphere
but sometimes bump into windows.
Reflection 12 mirrored Human and Society Chicken and Egg Dilemma Oddly Solved
Those who feel hard done by
often seem to want to get even
not necessarily with whoever
caused their upset
but with anybody
who’ll balance the books
return their equilibrium
as they see it
for the unloved to feel love
for the bullied to feel powerful
for the unlucky to feel lucky
for the poor to feel rich
for the insane to feel sane.
Reflection 13 mirrored Mine Bipolar Mind
You cannot escape –
thinking you’re free
one side of the mind
on the same body.
Reflection 14 mirrored All Cooper
The mirror image of personality and humanity has been a regular theme in Folding Mirror poetry. Vincent Furnier‘s Alice Cooper alter-ego allows him to investigate and release his internal demons; demons that once sent him into alcoholism and a sanatorium.
Societies that have the freedom to analyse and criticise themselves, with a free press and human rights, should be healthier in the same way as Furnier is now, while societies that do not have the same reflection and release will probably grow more demonic.
Reflection 15 mirrored Climbing Over the Hill
Did I reach middle-age missing out a couple of lines? How many more lines will I go through and reach? Is middle-age the purgatory of your life: looking back at your life without knowing the future? Or if you have one!