see the cage that you built
are you sure which side you’re on
what if all the world you think you knew
were an elaborate dream?
if you look at your reflection
is that all you want to be
if you could look right through
would you find yourself?
you can live in this illusion
you can chose to believe
i see your sadness
i go home without it
with a tear
yet to live my life anew
**most words by nine inch nails
Posted for Poetry Potluck 6/5-6/11/11 “Inspired by a Song” on Jingle Poetry
12 thoughts on “your reflection”
yea powerful words on getting past dysfunctional patterns in life
“… if you could look right through
would you find yourself? …”
I wonder how many can say yes!! Hopefully, the number is growing to say YES!!
let’s hope so… great lyrics to remind, looking back, that it’s so important to be able to see who you really are.
This is beautiful… and challenging.
I love NIN. Incredible right you have captured the aura which is most important. Powerful I love the second stanza
thanks… the song brought me to this…
there is a hesitancy to the voice in the piece, an uncertain feeling lingers..pretty words, enjoy the potluck!
just like the words from the song…
that’s a lovely picture.
reality is what you make of it.
i loved it too.. found on the internet but such a great imagery for looking at your reflection in a poetic manner..