Featured Poem: Mirror Mirror by Osasona Mofehintoluwa

Here is a featured poem from one of the winners of Komplete Woman Creative Writing Award.

Mirror Mirror by Osasona Mofehintoluwa

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

 Dawn awoke with a sign

A sign as universal as a line;

 A line mapped out by the sun…

‘Twas a today

 Just like a yesterday And she was ready to run…

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

One look in the mirror

 And she screamed in horror!

 One strand of hair

 Had fallen out of place

 Just when she had to race

 Against time who didn’t care!

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

Oh! How she loved those sleek cars

And spirits that sold in bars.

 In the battle for attention,

she had to win

What would Sally say

 If she saw her sexy dress today?

She just had to fit in!

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

The false eyelashes

 And the big bright sashes

 Had to be just like that diva’s;

 If only she had the clue

To get the right hue

 Then she would have no quivers.

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

Uptown girl, would you take a chill

 Your spirit instead to fill;

 All you seek is vanity.

 The world is never a true reflection

 Of the “You” birthed at creation

 So don’t lose your dignity.

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

The Word of God

 Like a pod

 Around your heart should be;

 A constant mirror

 Revealing your error or splendor

 That only like Jesus you be.

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of all?”

Conform not to the world;

 Let avarice be hurled

 Beyond your farthest past.

 If truly you believe,

 Then you’ll receive

 Honor and riches that will last.

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