The Man In The Mirror Looking Back At Me

man in the mirror

I found a really lovely and heartfelt poem about the man in the mirror when we recently took a trip up to my father’s farm which is about 6 hours north of Sydney.  He lives on a lovely property that he has spent a lot of time restoring and he should be very proud.  We love visiting there as the town only has a population of 4,500 people so life is very different to Sydney.  But that is what we love and the kids adore being up there.  We pick most of our vegetables for dinner, he has an orchard and we just enjoy mini farm life and lots of dirt to play in.

Up that way is a fantastic place for kids called Green Valley Farm.  If you are up that way you need to visit.  It is in the middle of nowhere but the family who own the farm have a child with disabilities and the father searched out old park equipment that you would be sued for using now I am sure for his daughter so that she could use her different senses and have a wonderful park to play in.  It is really fantastic plus they have now added water slides and pools which is great for the hot summer.

The point of me writing is not about the farm but something about a tree that had the man in the mirror poem posted on it.  As we were walking through the gardens along side a couple of zombies coming out of the ground and a grave (it has all sorts of stuff there!) I discovered this poem on a tree.  It was written by anonymous and was found written on the wall of a cell from someone who was on death row.    I think it rings very true about whether we can look in the mirror and be happy with what we see.  This is something that I think we need to focus on more often and making sure we treat people the way we want to be treated and carry out our lives in a good way.

Apparently, as written at the bottom the prisoner was later executed but I really liked it and I hope you do too.  Have you ever thought about your man in the mirror and are you happy with what you see?  We should all feel good about ourselves, and feel valued.  We all make mistakes, sometimes don’t behave the right way but I hope that you feel good about the person you are inside and out, imperfections and all.  Anyway, I found this a thought provoking poem and I hope you enjoy it too.

man in the mirror poem A4


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  • Reply Agent Spitback 31/08/2016 at 8:21 pm

    Love reading your posts and getting to know more about you. I love this poem (as I mentioned earlier). It is such a timely reminder that the only one whose opinion should matter is your own.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 31/08/2016 at 10:03 pm

      Oh thank you and ditto to you! It sure is important. We have to be happy with ourselves! xxx

  • Reply Zoe 30/08/2016 at 5:21 am

    What a lovely post and a great poem too. That park sounds really intriguing.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 30/08/2016 at 7:21 am

      The park was so great! Thanks for reading I thought it was lovely and well worth sharing. 🙂

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