Read Poem: MIRROR MIRROR, by Richard Aundrae Wesle

Mirror mirror

What is this reflection I see
That of
This man whos image is just like me
Enriched melanin skin
Strong features
Same bulb eyes staring back at me
More silver upon his crown
Other than that
The carbon copy of me
Where you been
O.G
O.Geez
Its been hard out here
alone on these
CoLd harD streetz
With
No one for me
To model myself after
For a long time these
Mirror Mirrors
Had forgotten
The image of me
Took a while
To come to terms with
Features so unique
Ignoring that the source
Was ever so strong in me
O.g
Oh geez
Where you been
I battled demons alone
Inherited unto me
By a forebearer unknown
without a throne
Astrology alone
teaching me
what a lion king I truly could be
Pushing aside all sadness
Inviting in all badmindness
Just to survive this madness
Product of a broken home
Asphalt paths roamed
Incorrect figures followed
Holding on to hopes
That knowledge would flow into my wide open dome
It was never so
Continued to wander alone
Dashed dreams
Lost hope
Lost days
Mirror mirrors
Reflecting plenty of rain
WIthdrawn deep within
Masking all my pain
Mind swirling
Asking the same questions over and
Over again
O.G
Oh geez
Where you been
I had been on a vertical dissension
Downwards
Deep within the valley of sin
I pulled myself up from the ashes
LIke a phoenix
Rising high above men
Resurrected
Mentally reprogrammed
Re booted and
corrected
No physical assistance
Mental strength
Ambition and persistence
Genetically imprinted
Gifts passed down unto me
Inadvertent traits
Mirror mirrors
Where unable to see nakedly
Genetic imprints
That helped uplift
A soul lost and alone like me
O.G
Oh geez
If only you had been here to see
No explanation necessary
For through my mirror mirrors
Much has been seen
I realize
you have lived and survived
the same stress and strife
just like me
I had been awaiting this day
Still my
mirror mirrors find it hard to believe
The image that they see
That of a man who looks just like me
Enriched melanin skin
Strong features
Same eyes as me
More silver upon his crown
Other than that
The carbon copy
of me
O.G
Oh geez
Where you been

Richard
Aundrae
Copyright © 2020

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