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Mirror’s View


05.12.12 Posted in today's words by

Shelby “Mahogany” Wilson has been in Alaska for more than 20 years. She is the vice president of Black Feather POETS (blackfeatherpoets.org), a nonprofit organization built on bringing cultures together through the arts. As a performance poet, motivational speaker, and writer, Shelby has facilitated poetry and women’s empowerment workshops for more than 4 years. She has self-published 2 books, Broken Wings, Mending Damaged Souls and Serenity (a chapbook). Her work has appeared online in Daily Love and Bent Alaska and she produced and appeared on Lyrical Finesse, a CD for Black Feather POETS.

Mirror’s View
By Shelby “Mahogany” Wilson

As I looked into the mirror of life
I saw the woman of yesterday
I remembered the joys and the struggles
that brought her to this space and time

As I continued to view the mirror of life
I saw the woman of today
She is funny, excited about people and the world
Stunning, beautiful inside and out
Open about loving fully and being connected on a soul level
She’s an optimist

As I looked into the mirror of life
I saw the woman of this moment
She is vibrant and very much in love with herself
Designing her world to display her talents

In the mirror I see fulfillment 
in self-expression and discovery
of her true voice
In the mirror I see the true me
made manifest



3 Responses to “Mirror’s View”

  1. Jean says:

    How refreshing your joyous poem affirming SELF! Thank you for sharing it, Mahogany.

  2. Oh, what a lovely poem! It spoke to me, a septuagenarian, and confirmed and enhanced my joie de vivre.

  3. bobbie troy says:

    Yes, the mirror of life can tell us many things if we are receptive to them!

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