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Mother Nature’s Magical Mirror

September 15, 2022

Mother Nature’s Magical Mirror

Poem by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

I am not feeling poetic.

I am feeling frazzled.

I am not feeling poetic; I am not feeling perky.

I am feeling perklessly frazzled.

How do I look?

Do I still look poetic?

No, no do not bother with handing me a looking glass.

A nice walk to Mother Nature’s Magical Mirror Lake should relax me—

And answer my question.

Alas, I am here—

On the wave-splashed shore of Mother Nature’s Magical Mirror Lake.

Taking a deep breath of forest-fresh air,

I peer across the reflecting surface of Magical Mirror Lake.

Oh, perhaps, I do look a bit poetic now;

But in the corner of my peripheral poetic vision,

I see a flashback to a different time and place—

To September 11, 2001.

Frames of tragedy fall before my unseeing eyes,

And I forget my tiny frazzled feelings.

I am called to appreciate more greatly Mother Nature’s rejuvenating peace

And am called to write a poem

To hold in quiet memory

The expected and unexpected heroes,

The lost hearts and forever aching hearts

Of the victims of 9/11.

Blessings to all!

Alice and Leader Dog Willow

September 14, 2022, Wednesday

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4 Comments
  1. mfanyo permalink

    What an intriguing poem, Alice! Such an interesting way to remember the tragic events of 9/11. Thank you for honoring those who suffered great loss on that fateful day with your special words. Love and Prayers, Mary

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Hi, Mary–Thanks for posting a comment!  On Monday evening, I presented
      this poem at the Readers’ Workshop of the writers’ group Behind Our Eyes.

      Enjoy your special Grandparents’ Day at your grandkids’ school on Friday!

      Alice and Willow

  2. The juxtaposition of imagery is stunning, Alice. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi, Lynda–I greatly appreciate your reading this poem and leaving such
      a nice comment.  Also, thanks for the “like.”

      Congratulations on your winning first-place in the APH Art Contest!

      Take care, and enjoy this autumnal weekend–Alice and Willow

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