This is something I can personally identify with and it speaks to me deeply. It seems to draw on the same metaphor used by The Who in "Tommy" where the boy is completely introspective his entire life until the mirror is smashed. The difference being that external events drove him inward where as your poem indicates internal turmoil of a sort that one must face alone. This represents a snapshot of the human condition that the daytime television and American Idol crowd will never have the depth of character to grasp.
ok honesty here ---> I thought it was about another person first time through.
i got it the second time that it was the reflection being described and the reflection in the mirror was yourself, not just physical but as a whole person.
This poem definitely reminded me of the story "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"
I just have to ask why is the mirror called "lieing" if it is showing the true self of the speaker?
In a mirror, we see a vision
Of this holding cell, our own prison
Where there is no escape, and there is no key
Just a sad state of affairs to be reminded of constantly.
This image is life, a reflection of joy, and regrets
Where there is no price to pay, but an eternal debt
Some days we laugh, some days we cry
But this is a reflection of where you've been and what you've done staring you in the eyes.
I hope you like that bit. It's more of a reflection off of your piece. Generally i do not get inspirations from pieces on here, but i liked this. Alot.