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April 9, 2013

A MYSTERY – A poem by Jean Kay

For day 9 of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) “Today I challenge you write a poem inspired by noir — it could be in the voice of a detective, or unravel a mystery, or just describe the long shadows of the skyscrapers in the ever-swirling smog.”



Who is this person looking back

at me in the mirror each morning?

Is it just skin, bone and hair that I see,

or is more than a new day dawning?

Do I like what I see? That’s important.

Do I take time to truly know

that I have a power within me,

that guides me wherever I go?

Can I see beyond the challenges

that tend to cloud my view?

Do I believe I can accomplish

what I set out to do?

Do I see a look of gratitude

for all I am and am yet to be?

Can I smile at the mirror image

And say a cheery “Good morning.” to me?

I can set the tone of my day

by appreciating I am alive,

and expanding that sense of abundance

so I don’t just live, I thrive.

Jean Kay

April 9, 2013


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  • Beautiful Jean! What a powerful way to look at ourselves instead of trying to find faults and nitpicking! Love it!

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