©2019 Timothy Shewmake

I glanced in the mirror what did appear there
Something I didn’t see before
I saw the young man, someone I once was
Asking me to hope once again
And I smiled to think that within me is that boy
That never lost the hope I have for tomorrow

60 years before me presently stunned in silence trying to understand where I am
Clinging on to memories and leaving hurt behind me
What have I learned and where do I go from here

Reflections inside me
I see them whenever I look ahead
I have to wonder if someday I’ll understand

I can’t see the old man as I look into the mirror
So I’ll turn away from reflections and close the door
Reflections inside me, around me, beyond me