Abstract Minds

23 Jul

"They Feed Electric Birds" by Marek Tomasik

When we look in the mirror, what do we see? Do we see who we really are behind the eyes?

You know you’re not the perfect soul, you know you’re a hypocrite. You’re not the perfect son, you’re not the innocent daughter.

You hurt people, whether you admit it or not. People have felt pain by your hands.

You do things you should not. You lie and you cheat. Why try when you can get away with so much more by using people.

Do you see yourself when you look in the mirror? Do you see all you really are? Do you see your flaws, your good side?

But yet, even when we see our flaws, we fight for the good fight. We stand against those who have given up.

We rise against those who are blind to the sun, we stand up for those who have sight, we pray for the ones who have yet to find it.

Look in the mirror.

Closer now.

Do you see yourself?

Do you want to save what’s left?

Though perfect we are not, we can always strive for it.


“Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

– Angelique Arnauld (1591-1661)


Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Original Works, Poetry


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2 responses to “Abstract Minds

  1. Pamela

    July 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    very well said… An amazing piece I must admit.

    • Hidden in a Journal

      July 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks! The post itself has nothing to do with the picture, but that’s beside the point. 🙂


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