Lady of the Looking Glass
Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Written By: Anonymous
An ocean stretching far and wide
Ebbs and flows in evening tide.
Great depths within these waters lie,
Reaching forth to endless sky.
Well hidden in this ocean vast
Stands a tower tall and glassed
Perched upon a lonely isle
Extending no more than a mile.
Atop the tower – a mirrored room.
Within it dwells a lady whom
Suffers from her own mischance.
A curse beguiles her in a trance.
Trapped in the reflective walls
A mirrored view of the world falls
Like a vapor they appear –
Ocean, sun, and sky unclear.
Unsure of what this curse may be
Her gaze is fixed steadily
Upon the muted world she knows.
A figment, the reflection shows.
No ocean mist, nor warmth of sun
Can be felt, lest curse undone.
A shadow of a life she lives
Inverse of truth, the mirror gives.
Her focus drawn as if by chance
Beauty falls upon her glance.
For oceans in her eyes she sees -
To look within will set her free.
Raindrops fall upon the tower
As though to quench a wilting flower.
With thirst to feel the rain at last
She steps through the looking glass.
Showers fall upon her. Drenched -
Finally her thirst is quenched.
On her skin – cool, gentle patters.
The cursed mirror tower shatters.
Standing on beach sands of gold,
A boundless sight she beholds
Of oceans deep and endless skies.
Truth and beauty therein lies.
Before diving in the waters deep
To observe the secrets that they keep
In sand she etches on the shore
‘Lady of the Looking Glass NO MORE.’