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The Man on the Other Side
by Mark Lorence Rognsvoog

Just the other night, 
I was sitting home and feeling down.
I took a look into the mirror
and couldn?t believe what I found.

The man on the other side
wasn?t me inside those eyes.
But I guess he?s been there quite awhile,
I?ve just never realized.

Well, I talked with him for a little while,
Wanted to know what brought him here.
He said he came by to take the place,
of the man that wasn?t there.

The man on the other side
wasn?t me inside those eyes.
He said he?s been there quite a while
and it's about time I realized.

How can I keep going
now that all I loved is gone
and the man on the other side
has told me I?ve been wrong?

Since that time the man has left,
as I look into the mirror
And now it?s just me staring back,
wishing you and the kids were here.

The man on the other side
wasn?t me inside those eyes.
But now I?m back and I?m here to stay
because I have realized.

The man said one thing before he left,
and he said to remember it well.
He said he won?t be back, its up to me
and only time will tell.
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Poem ID: 61935   Poem Posted: 6/25/2001
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