A Reflection of Choices

I look in the mirror
in the lake
water shining and shimmering
my reflection looks back at me

I see all the choices
the good
the bad
the indifferent

I don’t see the girl
of days gone by
but she is there
hidden in the reflection

I see the emotions
joy and sadness
love lost
love gained

Experience lines my face
all the sorrows
and all the joys
written clearly to be seen

Only the experienced reader
will understand the story
see the life lived
and the dreams yet to be attained

But I, the only one looking
see in my reflection the truth
and I know
I am a reflection of my choices

Many roads crossed my path
I had options along the way
but all roads led here
to who I am now

What I will become in the future
only my reflection knows
but my path, for now, is clear
and I see it there in my face

I know who I was,
who I am
and who I want to be
I make my choices freely

All who will meet me
may or may not see
the sorrow or the joy
but my reflection shows

I have loved and lost
I have cried and laughed
and now I see clearly
a reflection of my choices

© Leslie C Dobson

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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