In the Mirror

In the Mirror

Her rag doll image
rejects the girls room twitters,
counts to five and says hello
to the new girl she sees 
in the mirror who doesn’t care.


The dVerse Poets prompt is to write a Wayra poem. The elements of the Wayra are:
1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
2. syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
3. unrhymed.
A further request is to use onomatopoeia.

Since I’m addicted to writing to prompts, I am randomly choosing prompt words for myself as well: by letting my eyes fall randomly on words on this page or my desktop. Here are the prompt words: twitter, count, image, hello, rag, rejects.

14 thoughts on “In the Mirror

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks Sadje. Although the poem isn’t about her, the photo is one I took of my niece when she was visiting me. We were in an antique/resale shop and I saw her reflection in a prism. I love this photo and have used it at least 3 or 4 times in the years since then. It seemed to work for this poem better than any others I could think of.

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  1. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit

    Well very interesting about the ude of prompt words, and a poem that brings forth a certain anxiety then defiance…well done..


    1. lifelessons Post author

      It has really changed my life, Ain. It takes away the angst of having to decide what to write about or what to say next. You just let the words float in your mind and a poem comes out.



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