Stepping Through The Looking Glass

When you’re looking in the mirror
And perceive what you reflect
Is the image getting clearer?
Do you see what you expect?


When submerged in self-reflection
Can you instantly reply
When you see an imperfection?
Does your echo pass you by?


Does it meet your observation?
Does it show a different face,
Facing your interpretation?
Does it hold what you embrace?


Are you shocked by your appearance?
When you’re trying to avert,
Does it show its perseverance?
Does it change when you convert?


Are you left without reflection
Cause you never ruminate
And avoid all self-inspection?
Notice what you illustrate.


Are you scared of your impression,
Thinking it must be amiss
When you look at your transgression?
You can’t change what you dismiss.


Is your doppelganger haunted,
Cause it mocks your self-esteem?
No more let yourself be taunted
By its menacing regime.


When your shadow is regarded,
Is it staring back at you?
Is your brighter side discarded
When you scan your point of view?


Is your double left unguided?
Does it make a different move.
Are your aim and deeds divided?
Do you always disapprove?


Are you by your peer fixation
Dragged towards the other side?
Lengthened peeks can cause stagnation.
Stop to always watch the sight.


Is your likeness in proportion?
Is it tiny or immense?
Do you look at your distortion
With sincereness or pretense?


Look upon your mirror image.
It can only readjust
When you see and fix the damage.
Find the likeness you can trust.


When you spot an ugly feature,
No authentic view is shown.
Rediscover your true picture
Standing strong behind your own.


A first look is always frightening.
Pass beyond the horror scene.
It cannot become enlightening
When your loss remain unseen.


Don’t be stopped by your expression,
But be ready to surpass.
Beat your self-induced oppression,
Stepping through the Looking glass.

Jerry Corstens is a visionary dreamer with a blind passion for self-reflection and contemplating life, a self-proclaimed philosopher with poetic ambitions. He's serious about helping people with the insights he gathered, but playful in the way he communicates his wisdom. It made him leave a career as environmental engineer behind, in favor of becoming a personal development coach and thought-provoking writer.

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Deja Vuew
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Personally, this written work in my understanding, goes well beyond self image. Just as ‘clearing’ using a mirror, is used in some meditative techniques for healing the soul, and balancing out life energies.
In fact this is a contemplative read for me, it’s very good.

Maurice Brown
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Who cares about you self image? Not I.
This is a trivial exercise in dishonest narcissism.

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