Reflection in Four—Instance Four

Today is the stunning conclusion to the wonderful four part poetry series, “Reflection in Four!”

I hope you are ready.

This one might be more abstract than the other segments have been (yes, it is possible), but I took more care with the words.  Please take note of both the first letter of each line, and the last letter of each line.  🙂

… I had to spend a lot of time on a scrabble “assistance” site to find words that began or ended with the letters I needed.  (It’s for scrabble cheaters and poets doing fun things.)

Anyhoo, please enjoy the ~stunning conclusion.~


Reflection in Four—Instance Four


Reasoning with a mirror,

Especially one that lies, can never be done with ease.

Facetious remarks provide no relief—

Listening would be a foolish way to learn from mistakes.  Lies are told in colloquial

Excerpts of truth, hidden in what no one

Cares to listen to.  Mythic

Tales tell no lies, but the lives they reflect

Ignore all reason. Reflections are more spumoni

Orbs of ice cream than they are matters to be taken seriously here in limbo.

Nothing you say can convince me otherwise when all words end up frozen.


Nothing can be said for reflected words that end up frozen

Orbs of ice cream more often than not.  Try to stay awake here in limbo—

Ignore anything that tells you otherwise—dreams of spumoni

Tail those who still bother to think inside the box of how we reflect

Caring to those we love.  Sometimes I think about stories, mythic

Excerpts of nothing in particular.  No one

Listens to the stories I spin of foolish mistakes trapped in reflections of colloquial

Facetiousness.  The stories provide no relief,

Especially when made of lies uttered with ease.

Reasoning with these stories is like arguing with a mirror.



I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to give attention to my art.  Thank you so much!

If you enjoyed this poem, or even just the mini-series in general, leave a like on this post.  Comment telling me what part(s) you liked the most, and I’ll be sure to keep it up in the future.

(Pleasantly delivered constructive criticism also accepted.  If it is rude, I will not take it seriously, and then not listen and therefore not improve.  I just want to be good at what I do and grow as a writer in positive ways.)  🙂

Thank you again!  Have a lovely day!

2 thoughts on “Reflection in Four—Instance Four

  1. This reminds me of a very short, maybe eight line, poem I wrote in high school that I thought at the time was very advanced. In its creation I gave it the attention I seldom give to my poetry these days–seems more like a printing press nowadays than real poetry!

    Real good poetry isn’t just linear English. Like how you played with the mirroring of the first and last letter to emphasize the motif of the piece, along with the structure and content of the work itself, poems __deserve__ to have additional layers of meaning and structure (or chaos, if that’s what you’re into) embedded in them. I miss the days when I would really dig into and analyze poems when I read them. Personal note: Been a bit ill lately, so there’s my excuse.

    So there’s the analysis/critique. Hope it’s not too serious. I liked and followed. Thanks for caring about your writing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! It means a lot to hear from you!

      I haven’t had anything analyzed or critiqued in awhile, even just casually like what you’ve done here. 🙂

      I hope you’ll enjoy my future content just as much as, or even more than, this poem!

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