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To you my Friend

by Lori Blair

He carries a mirror within his heart
which gently reflects all that he has seen
revealing images of people and places he discovered
from a past that he alone had once dwelt
and because he so aroused my curiosity
I peered into his mirror unbeknownst to him.

There I saw dreams of his that had sadly become unattainable
I witnessed all the hopes, fears and losses he so bravely endured
and became inspired by his endless drive to move forward
I felt his tears and heard his laughter as if I was truly there
and secretly wept along with him
for every loss he experienced
while smiling triumphantly for each challenge he overcame
and how I wished to bleed for him when he was hurt
and then wrap a blanket around him when he felt despair.

The mirror at times was not so kind
as it revealed to me all that he had learnt
and just as I thought it had reflected all that was to be seen
I saw myself within his mirror gazing back at him
and there he stood smiling upon me
a special fondness within his eyes
and I watched as he encouraged me to reach within
inspiring me to create something out of nothing at all
and then I, no longer an outsider peering within his world,
returned to him
a smile that felt as radiant as he.


Posted on 02/04/2012
Copyright © 2023 Lori Blair

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Shannon McEwen on 02/05/12 at 01:18 AM

absolutely beaufitul.

Posted by George Hoerner on 02/05/12 at 02:20 AM

How could anyone not see your consideration all over this piece? Nicely done lady. Reach out as you always do.

Posted by JJ Johnson on 02/05/12 at 08:32 AM

A poem of secrets and revelations. The imagery as vivd as it is hidden. He must be someone special. I bet he feels you behind him, sneaking a peek in the deepest caverns of his heart, where no light can reflect what the mirror sees. Could be he sees the glow of your soul through your eyes that shed light where none had cast a glimmer of hope before.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/05/12 at 05:20 PM

Not only are you a great lyricist, Lori, but a woderful story teller also. I've had several friends like this over the years, so I can totally relate. Thanks for articulating it so well.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 02/05/12 at 09:11 PM

... brilliant.....

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 02/06/12 at 08:55 PM

I hope they know how lucky they are to have a friend like you, Lori...simply great poem.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/06/12 at 11:19 PM

Such a nice use of the mirror as it reflects the heart. I like the revelations here very much.

Posted by Jody Pratt on 02/10/12 at 07:21 AM

There is so much passion in your words, but it is subtle enough that I (or any man) could believe this is about them. Your words have made me vain, I applaud you.

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