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LAce Posted Monday, May 24th, 2010
Reflection of Love
Emily Stickels

Please remember her, naturally
How she’d flit from face to face,
Each gentle step like a child
Gazed upon fondly by all.

A smile graces her lips,
Polite but strong
She picnics in a lowly field with friends,
Her foundations.

Her Mother and Father sleep, light
With brows that bear no crease of concern,
For theirs is a safety in smugness.
For she was flecked with future’s marvellous colours,
As a body, alone she lived, strong
The mirror begged no questions, she knew herself.

His sensual song revealed a new dimension
She discovered, to her surprise,
He peppered her with laughter, before, But
Now she felt he was her, reflected.

Their love made simple tasks, times of joy,
She shook solitude from her brown hair
But conditioned fear back in
His strength weakened her.

His beauty lost to his cruel mind,
Where her laughter had bubbled happily
Now a stream of nerves pinched her.
Power which was invisible now stabbed her
Her body which had entranced now met rejection,
The mirror mocked her angry tears.

Now she’s blank, a silhouette of her life,
Remember the girl you once knew?
Before she tripped into love’s thorny bush

And lost her boundaries, sense of self.
Refusing to compete with vast youth
And endless beauty,
Weak, long fingers crossed for the magic day,

The day when love is enough.
She begs time to pass, blot out the pain
That claws through her soul like an angry mob.
A bad man can destroy a clever girl,
Once a body which stole hearts, now withered, dull
The mirror’s fragmented, she can’t recognise herself.

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Posted by Donna Levy [ ] on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 10:50 PM
So many of us know that pain, which you so aptly described. Well done. Love, Donna

Posted by Alex Stickels on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 11:21 PM
Love it! Well done! X

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