Written by Jacob Ibrag

To the ones

who think they owe

anything to anyone, I promise

that you don’t. Not your heart. Not

your mind. Not your body. Not your soul.

There is but one, the single reflection

that stares when you look

into the mirror.

Photographer Unknown


35 comments on “Reflection

  1. Reflection is a tree…..it seldom lives for it self…a puzzling poem….

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  2. z3ng33kgr7

    Love this poem – truly introspective.

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  3. Margaret Baker

    What if one’s reflection is no longer pleasing? Living with a contribution to others may heal the pain. Or is this too literal a response?

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  4. Beautiful 🙂

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  5. Thought provoking lines… nice poem. 🙂

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  6. I don’t like mirrors but i love that picture. Some of The truest of words…

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  7. Awesome picture, i really enjoyed this write.

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  8. emersonsquill

    Lovely pairing of image and poem

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  9. Great poem – Boxed in with expectations?

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  10. It’s always perfect…and it’s amazing here to stay, bye

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  11. Very well said, it’s definitely the reflection.

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  12. dunkleschönheit

    How very honest, i love it^^ ! 😊

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  13. It’s very true, those words, you don’t owe ANYTHING to anybody, and NOBODY owes anything to you, but a lot of people often think that because of the misfortunes in their lives, someone out here on earth owe them, and that, is precisely why those people will NEVER feel satsified of life.

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  14. timelesswheel

    Excellent!! Bull’s eye! ☺

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  16. Even if we did ‘owe’ to others, we do not truly own anything in our lives, with which we could pay others. But since no one truly owns anything (it’s all on loan from Nature), it’s not possible for us to be in that kind of debt to begin with. I really like the wisdom in this poem, as well as the form and way it’s written.

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  17. Lovely work!

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