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Mirror Poem Reflections 26-30

Thirty-five reflections from 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections are on the Writing and Poetry blog now, so following on from reflections 1-5, reflections 6-10, reflections 11-15, reflections 16-20 and reflections 21-25 here’s reflections 26-30.

Reflection 26 mirrored Dying to Live, Living to Die:

Life is Like…

Life is like a journey on a neverending road,
you know you’ll never find out
the destination at the end,
but just try and learn along the way.

Life is like flying over a real rainbow,
you know you’ll never find
golden immortality at the bottom,
but just try and enjoy the journey.

Life is like a big night out,
you know that you’ll peak and tire
and not continue forever
but just try and make the most of it.

Reflection 27 mirrored Life Has More Meaning than Death:

Depression
is a state of mind
if you accept its normality
and accurate view
of the negative side
to the world cycle
that enters your life
then it’s not time
wasted.

Reflection 28 mirrored Y Green and Grey Go Together:

Reflection 28 (part 1)

‘by seeing Venus during the day while trekking in the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks, alerted by the Sky at Night television programme; my first conscious sighting of a middle-of-the-day planet or star at the age of 46. It was on the same March 2012 trip that I took the 242 Mirror Poems cover photo.’

Reflection 28 (part 2)

The second half of the Reflection lightened the mood under a clear day and night sky with a previously unpublished comedy poem:

If the sheepdogs tell great jokes
and livestock like to clown around
under a smiling sun and moon
I want to go to the funny farm.

Reflection 29 mirrored I Can See Through You, Why Don’t People Understand Me:

I Like Your Mask

Why should you believe I like you
when I say I don’t care about myself
perhaps it’s because I can’t read your mind
as clearly as I can mine.

But the more I see of you
the more I think we’re no different
just humans living day to day
some with better masks than others.

Reflection 30 mirrored Space Brain Becoming Plain:

The poem was inspired by images of the universe and a scanned brain that looked similarly oblong.

A clear night sky from a dark viewing point is an incredible sight, but it is only what our eyes and brains can manage to see. Telescopes show the connectivity and immensity beyond our Earth view.

Human brains use complex systems to keep us functioning, but we can’t see how it is done, as our eyes see outwards. Scanning equipment shows the connectivity and immensity on the inside.

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Poem Musing about Middle-Age Life Thinking

Tomorrow’s ghosts
sing yesterday’s songs
the sun hears none of them
it has years but no ears.

Spring is nearly northern hemisphere
here the deer hear
trees they are a rustling
everchanging life on planet Earth.

This morning I read on YouTube
someone say a record was all they had
I hope you get the positive life message inside
and this poem doesn’t make you sad.

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Drown Song, Sun Dry

surface splashing
falling backwards
through a block
survival built
out of broken dreams
unremembered
until they rose buried
into my conscious

can’t change the past, no point seeing future

unconscious memory store
please give me more
recalling
living beyond whole nightmare
destruction point
life is precious
looking forwards
seeing straight

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Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Mirror Poem Promoting Living Full Life if Able

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror is from his own mind, experience and memories. He thinks it’s an anti-suicide poem if anything, but also thinks that you can read what you want into it, and do whatever you want.

Your mind is your own
his is mine
for I am he,
not having anything
to live for is a
good place to clearly see,
and start creating
what you want
to be…

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Completing Cycle, Living Life

Death
intriguing unknown
comforting escape
elusive companion
attractive option
the unconscious
long sleep
to somewhere better
monstrous manipulator

sweet talking serenader, becomes nagging poker

prodding parasite
trying to suck
life away
extinguish spark
attacking body
wiping mind
controlling force
showing true
Nature

Amazon.
Amazon.

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

New Poem and Christmas Book Marketing

We’ve got another Folding Mirror poem from Marc Latham today. Marc’s second collection of poetry, 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, featuring 121 mirror poems and 121 other poems and thoughts is available to order on Amazon in book and kindle form, with Amazon recommending this week as the best time to order if you want to miss the Winter Solstice Christmas rush. Anyway, thanks for visiting and spending time here, and here’s the latest poem:
Freefalling
Freefalling (Photo credit: EvaliaMagic)
Learning to Fly, Remembering to Swim
Do what mind tells body
when drawing you to edge
and you’ll fall to oblivion.
Jumping with a parachute
isn’t normal for humanity
we must remember to pull.
sky views are new, deep diving is old
Inhale exhale keep mask clear
underwater life isn’t natural
landlubber not an amphibian.
Ancestors dived deep for sponge
weights helped divers go deeper
never beyond breathing bends danger.
Fotografía hecha en Playa del Carmen, México, ...
Fotografía hecha en Playa del Carmen, México, en un lugar llamado Tortugas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has several books available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).