Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reflections, a Letter/Song

REFLECTIONS

Dear World,

I'm just a reflection of what you want to see.
I'm a mirror- I show you an image but not the real me.
Your facial expressions, I copy your actions,
Whatever you do, I am the reaction.

Those labels you give me you think you're perceptive,
But let me tell you, I can be deceptive.
Before you define me as something not quite norm,
Believe that I reflect what you exude on my form.

CHORUS:

I can appear changed in someone else’s eyes,
And what different people see may come as a surprise.
You want to see anger, confusion, and despair?
I keep in mind it’s not me, and I try not to care.

You ask why I keep you guessing and why I don’t just tell
But like a mirror I’m a myth that you need to dispel.
You say mirrors are fickle, they can distort and lie
But mirrors don’t talk, and neither do I


You can keep staring, define me with your gaze.
But you won't get to know me till you travel my maze,
Most people are content to judge but not try,
They are fine with my image staring them in the eye.

How can you be sure when you don't really know?
My personality is within me, outside it won't show.
So when you walked away with whatever you knew,
Know now it's not me, but a reflection of you.

CHORUS:

I can appear changed in someone else’s eyes,
And what different people see may come as a surprise.
You want to see anger, confusion, and despair?
I keep in mind it’s not me, and I try not to care.

You ask why I keep you guessing and why I don’t just tell
But like a mirror I’m a myth that you need to dispel.
You say mirrors are fickle, they can distort and lie
But mirrors don’t talk, and neither do I

But if you had tried to come with an open heart,
I should tell you that I'd also echo that part,
I am a mirror; I reflect what you do,
Extend your friendship and I'll give you mine too.

Stop talking and scheming, for once just don't plan,
Forget my image and get to know who I am.
But who ever looks beyond imperfection?
Until someone does I remain,
Your Reflection.

CHORUS:

I can appear changed in someone else’s eyes,
And what different people see may come as a surprise.
You want to see anger, confusion, and despair?
I keep in mind it’s not me, and I try not to care.

You ask why I keep you guessing and why I don’t just tell
But like a mirror I’m a myth that you need to dispel.
You say mirrors are fickle they play with your mind,
Mirrors don’t talk, but I could try.

7 comments:

Anon#1 said...

Amazing!! Is there a way for you to record this and post it here so we can hear the tune?

J.A.P. said...

Well anon#1, I wrote this for this new book that I'm working on now. I wrote this song for the character to sing in the story, so there isn't any tune to it really.
If someone would like to come up with a tune for it and somehow send it to me, that would be so cool. Though I'm not sure what would happen with the song after that.

Freeda said...

Tzipi- I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm gonna try workin on a tune, we'll see. c'i share it?
it's just so true.

halfshared said...

That was very cool. I liked it.
Thanks for sharing..looking forward to your new book!

itsagift said...

Woah, this is such an unbelievable song and has soo much depth to it!
It can be applied to so many situations in life, so many things...I love it!
Keep writing - you are doing awesome!! Can't w8 to send around an email all about your new book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Freeda said...

jap,
the night i read this, i printed it out and in bed composed a tune- nothing to amazing but it's fun to sing- and gets stuck in my head

little sheep said...

you have me curious now about your new book...how far along is it?

i really like it though...deep and true...(sigh)