tree near water on sunset background

In your countenance I

see the reflection of

all that I hate in myself and for

this I love you

you show me the way to

empty my heart of those

things that hinder growth in

my spirit never

stop being all the truth

that you are



© Carol Campbell 2015

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“Today’s prompt was suggested to me by Oliana and it is a bit different for me as I am using a segment from a poem I wrote for the inspiration.


“I keep running into myself

Within others and it is she

That rejects me whilst

They pass unknowingly”

I am sure you are familiar with the adage “We hate most in others, what we dislike in ourselves.” Whenever I come across a person I don’t like, I study them not in a “keep your enemies close way”. I just explore the reasons for my aversion. In every case where I have done this, I have been able to let go of the hostility and while I don’t always come to enjoy their company I do come, in time, to accept them. When I don’t take the time my fear and aversion only increases and I end up running away at the mere sight of them, sometimes missing out on opportunities in an effort to escape. I don’t even give them the chance to reject me or express their opinions, rather I assign them motives and opinions which very rarely reflect the reality of the situation.”

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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12 thoughts on “Reflecting”

  1. these folks, the nettle in our shoe, are amongst our greatest teachers. “God, may everyone who crosses my path today be a blessing, and may I remember that.” Besides, I’m sure God gets a chuckle out of all this stuff anyway. His bat, his ball. 😉

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