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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Ode to my Reflection

Thou riseth from the water like a whale
To spout and blow and breathe in steamy air,
With fish-white belly and with skin so pale
And eyes so small and bead-like as they stare.
And like the whale you hoot and wail a tune
Which surely sounds much better aqueous?
You flounder on the land as on a dune
A stranded whale would surely wallow thus.
But no, a whale would have more muscle tone
Beneath the blubber tautening her skin
While you would surely sink just like a stone
If you were by the sea and so fell in.
Cetacean like though thou may thus appear
You really need to lose some pounds my dear.

I nearly called this "Where Not To Hang A Mirror"


  1. "If you were by the sea and so fell in."

    I love the sound of this line...a beautiful piece ....bkm

  2. Oh the last line did make me chuckle! Very nice One Shot. :)

  3. I love this. Beautiful writing.

  4. smiles. what is it we see when we look in the mirror...maybe not what others see in us...thanks for the smiles.

  5. Oh I love it! And, yes. That cruel mirror. No bathing suit for me unless I lose a stone before summer... sigh...

  6. I close my eyes when I get into the shower, it is a mirrored one

  7. a sarcastic piece about one's self, yea I've thought it before (several times) haha Nice one!

  8. ♥ Hεlεɳa was here ~.^ Ha Ha! You made me smile Penny! Nice one!

  9. Dear Penny

    A very beautiful and your title was perfect too..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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  10. There's something very unflattering about bathroom mirrors!
    Thanks for the smile :-)