The Mirror Reveal (Villanelle)

As you glance at your reflection, what does the mirror reveal?

Do you see a brave man, or do you see a punk?

Your only obligation to society is to keep it real!

If you ain’t about that life, don’t be talking no junk.

It’s easy to be brave when you have authority.

As you glance at your reflection, what does the mirror reveal?

When the book has been written and they tell your story,

will you be known as great or will you be lacking in glory?

Your only obligation to society is to keep it real!

Is it revenge for all them times you were bullied as a child?

Now you’re getting justice for esteem they tried to kill.

As you glance at your reflection, what does the mirror reveal?

Why do you live this façade, why don’t you empathize?

Does it feel good to be unfair, don’t you think that’s odd?

Your only obligation to society is to keep it real!

The life that you’re living is only a mirage.

Fake love from fake friends is the only thing that is giving.

As you glance at your reflection, what does the mirror reveal?

Your only obligation to society is to keep it real!

Published by J.C. Maine

I am a retired veteran of the Virginia Army National Guard. I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. My desire is to use positive messages to improve the lives of other people.

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