Friday, March 2, 2007

Ala Gypsy: The woman in the glass......


The Woman in the Glass

When you get what you want as your struggle for self

And the world makes you queen for a day,

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that woman has to say.

For it isn't your father or mother or husband

Who's judgement upon you must pass;

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the one staring back from the glass.

She's the person to please,

never mind all the rest,

For she's with you clear up to the end.

you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the woman in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life,

And get pats on your back as you pass.

But your final reward will be heartache and tears

If you've cheated the woman in the glass.

25 comments:

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

The woman in the glass... very nice to remember!

I saw an antique glass looking mirror today similar to the one in the picture. I should have snatched it up eh?

diana said...

so true gypsy... and so often I look into the mirror and wonder who is THAT woman ?????

see you there! said...

Wonderful poem. As is often said, you have to love yourself before you can really love others.

Darla

stilettoheights said...

that is something I really need to work on, thank you for posting.

Waspgoddess said...

Oh, Chamara this is perfect timing! I have really struggled with my self image lately, and yesterday I decided it's time to get to know the face in the mirror, which I so often evade.

And so my new promise to myself is to spend a few minutes every day really looking at this face of mine, and hopefully I will learn to love it more, and stop focusing on the flaws.

Have a lovely Friday :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a beautiful poem! Something we so often need to remind ourselves of.

Hadassah Intisar said...

Thank for posting this! I starred it on my Google Reader because I need to remember it..

Di Overton said...

You are so right.

Vanessa said...

I adore Camilla's work....

Also, from as farback as I can rememeber my parents have been saying this: You must be your own best friend. It has been engrained in my head....And, I am so glad, because as I got older it became very important to always love that girl in the mirror. No matter what.

Pam Aries said...

Oh Oh.. I saw you on French Nest and I thought ..Gypsy Purple? I have to go visit! THen I SEE THAT YOU ARE AN ARIES! Wooo woo! ...and I see Mz. smoochielips is here too! Yay!

Pam Aries said...

OH yeah!.. how could I forget...you love FRENCH THINGS TOO!

Morgen said...

BEAUTIFUL!

AnnieElf said...

I'll never look at myself in the mirror in quite the same way again.

Izabella said...

love this poem Gypsy! I may have to put this in my blog :)

pleaz email me...I would love to send you a copy of my latest art...starlight starbright...my sweet Gypsy Purple~ xo!! Bella

Clare said...

Oh yes, a wonderful poem!

Linda said...

Very true and sometimes hard to be nice to the woman in the glass.

Mauricio said...

Wonderfull blog!

Congrats :o)

lia said...

love this poem, very true indeed! I will think on this when I look in the mirror again, and maybe I will don one of those lovely hats too..lol...love these images! xo Lia

singleton said...

And isn't it there, in the looking glass, that we learn the first steps of unconditional love, of forgiving, of accepting? And we see our souls in the very eyes that look back at us....
Just beautiful..........

Kristina said...

Chamara, lovely image and poem. Made my day!

The Feathered Nest said...

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KSV said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this poem, it is so true, we are our toughest critics. I stopped off to buy a beer for myself last night and this guy at the bar sitting by himself struck up a conversation with me about how his wife doesn't want to sleep in the same room as him anymore because she doesn't want him to see how ugly and fat she has become. This guy was so sad, he said that he still thought she looked the same, was the same sexy fun girl he married 12 years ago, but she freaked because she doesn't like how she looked. It's is true, we look in the mirror and are immediately tough on ourselves.

Dagmar said...

Hello there;
I was wondering if I could use your "Women in the Mirror for my blog.
Please let me know,
Many thanks, love reading your stuff.
Dagmar
http://fromdagmarsdesk.blogspot.com

IndigoGirl said...

And so often we get so sweeped up in life and what other people expect and want... that we loose ourselves!
Thank you for reminding me, that I matter first!

tongue in cheek said...

Wonderful view you have given to us!

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