The Girl With The Red Umbrella

woman with red umbrella standing at riverbank
Photo by Josh Hild on

Colorful lights help to paint a picture
Mirrored on the rivers dark liquid glass
Like a crystal ball she stares endlessly
Observing events from her troubled past

Nobody is there to bother her thoughts
They cascade down like the steady rain
Eventually being let go to the river
Far and away to never surface again

She enjoys the dim and dark solitude
Though her heart loves the light
It shines eternally within her soul
Guiding her through the darkest of night

This is her place of personal reflection
Where the noise of the city will cease
So the girl with the red umbrella
Can find her inner peace

Reflection Poem

It’s not the face or the body you should see in the mirror

Look deeper in the reflection to see a vision more clearer

What you see on the outside is only an illusion

Advertisements of vanity add to the confusion

See yourself as who you are and not who you want to be

Free yourself from judgement of a chastising society

Look at yourself with clear eyes and a full heart

Every human being is it’s own work of the finest exquisite art

All that matters is how you see yourself in that reflection

Nobody can convey the illusion to you of societies groundless perfection

Beauty is skin deep are some of the wisest of words

Hold these close to your heart not to be deferred