Friday Fictioneers — Mirror Mirror


Mirror mirror in the yard
Tell me why I must work so hard

I work all day and into the night
But I never see an end in sight

What must I do to make ends meet
What steps can I take the odds to beat

Tell me how to get my life on track
So I can move my family from this shack

I don’t foresee an end to my plight
There’s little left in me with which to fight

Mirror mirror tell me what I can do
To refresh my life and start anew

(96 words)

This sad, little excuse for a poem was written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Nathan Sowers.

32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Mirror Mirror

  1. Marleen August 31, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Good poem, and it fits nicely with the picture to round out a feeling.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango August 31, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thanks, Marleen. Poetry is not my strong suit.


  2. JT Twissel August 31, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Yup, life is work. Delightful poem – reminds me of the song Fifteen Tons. “and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt”

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sight11 August 31, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    You know you could be a poet and ‘end it sight’ was that a subliminal message?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. jillyfunnell September 1, 2018 / 3:36 am

    Neat and rhythmic poem, like a song. If life is hard and you just can’t stick it, I suggest you buy another lottery ticket.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango September 1, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks, James, for reading and for taking the time to tell me how much you love me! 😱

      Liked by 1 person

  5. abhiray59 September 2, 2018 / 7:17 am

    Nice poem. Did mirror divulge what it has in its mind?

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Jelli September 2, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    A good write, powerful in its all-to-real nature.

    Liked by 2 people

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