POET


The
Mirror
By
Shery Diamond

1. ONCE UPON A YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS THREE

2. ONCE UPON A YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS FIVE

3. ONCE UPON A YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS EIGHT

4. ONCE UPON A YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS TEN

5. ONCE UPON A YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN

6. ONCE UPON A YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN

Once upon a yesterday when I was Three

When I was Three
I was carefree
I was looking at the mirror
Mirror looked right back at me
I was looking very happy
I was laughing
I was playing
I was sharing
I was caring
I was lovely
I made a choice
I was happy
I made a choice
To be happy
And the mirror
Mirror, Mirror
Loved it, lived it, very happy

Once upon a yesterday when I was Five!

When I was Five
I was alive
I was looking at the mirror
I was looking very happy
I was laughing
I was playing
I was sharing
I was caring
Without judging
But boy was I
Very careful
Not to show that
I am in fact
Hard and bully
I made choice
To be bully
I was hiding
I was hiding
And the mirror
Mirror, Mirror
Not noticing
Hidden bully
Mirror Mirror
Loved it, lived it, very happy

Once upon a yesterday when I was Ten!

When I was ten
I wasn’t then
Bit content
I was looking at the mirror
Mirror did not
Look at me though
Mirror was sad
Mirror was mad
Mirror was blue
But then I did
Not have a clue
Mirror, Mirror
Mirror asked why?
I was looking at the Mirror
But I didn’t want to say why
Was it my choice?
To stay bully
It was my choice
I laughed at it
I joked with it
But the mirror
Mirror, Mirror
Looked unhappy
Mirror asked why
Why were you hurt?
Why were you sad?
Why did you hurt?
And made them sad?
Why did you hurt?
And made them mad?
Now that you cry
Please
Tell me why?
I looked at it
I laughed at it
I joked with it
I did not tell
I did not care
I did not share
I did know why
I did not tell
I was hiding
I was hiding

Once upon a yesterday when I was
Eleven!

At Eleven
Far from heaven
I did not look
At the mirror
Mirror kept looking
Right at me though
Mirror cried
Mirror did hide
Mirror was hurt
Mirror had pain
Mirror was sad
I asked Mirror
Mirror, Mirror
Why are you sad?
Why are hurt?
But the Mirror
Mirror Mirror
Was angry
Was not happy
Was angry
Was angry
Then Mirror said
You need to know
You’re never bad
It’s your choices
That made you sad
It’s your choices
That made you mad
Listen listen
Listen please!
To your voices
That came in peace
They guided you
And told you that
You must not fail
You must not frail
To change the one
And so many
Many choices
Choices choices
That made you sad
To change the one
And so many
Many choices
Choices choices
That made you mad
You must change them
And send them back
To your Mirror
And then you’ll see
Yourself in glee
And so happy
And so lucky

Once upon a time when I was Thirteen!

When I was thirteen
I became a teen
Looking at the Mirror
It was all horror
It was all horror
Mirror
Did not want to
Look at me though
Mirror Mirror
Could not cry
Mirror Mirror
Could not fly
Mirror Mirror
Wanted to die
But why?
But why?
I was here
I was here
You were here
Why must you die?
Tried tried
Tried to fly
You must not die!
But the bully
Was hurting me
But the bully
Was within me
I was hurting
So I hurt back
That was a choice
I must retract
But I didn’t
Know how to react
But I could not
Look at that fact
I try to ask
Mirror Mirror
Looked back at me
Was it my choice?
Was it my life?
Could I control?
Could I be nice?
It was so hard
But not being
Part of the crowd
Who could help me?
Who could be there?
I asked mirror
If you would care?
Would you be there?
Mirror Mirror
Looked back at me
Mirror became
Oh so happy
Then I said I
I would be there
I care I care
Then I said I
Neither will fall
Nor I again
Was so fully
Indulge in rage
And agony
I was free
I was free
To fly so high
To touch the sky
To live fully
So carefully
With open eyes
To watch so wise
To be concern
That maybe one
That looked at me
Saw that I chose
To be happy
Tell them that
All
All
Was my choice
To be happy
To be lucky
All was my choice
That I did make
Hate will be done
Love will began
Life will be well
This is my life
We will be well
Just hold on tight
The sun so bright
When you’re ready
To make it right
Shining at you
With all its might
When you’re ready
To make it right

Once upon a time when I was Fifteen

I was now fifteen
I still was a teen
Making good choices
Listening to voices
They were guiding me
To have good choices
To make a habit
Even if it’s hard
To make good choices
And make it a need
Need to be happy
Need to be free
Need to be so well
Need not to be loud
But part of the crowd
Need to be in glee
Oh Mirror Mirror
I feel so lucky
Oh Mirror Mirror
Mirror can you see?
That the bully
Is no more in me?
Is no more at me?
Oh Mirror Mirror
I am so free
Making good choices
It did set me free
I am in glee
I am so happy
Mirror can you see
That is all in me
Wise and carefree
Ready to fly
Conquering the sky
Here I come, life
Be ready for me
Be ready for me

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