This post might be a little raw for some but I hope it is illuminating to many.
Look at me!
Don’t stare but look!
You cannot see it, can you?
Of course you can’t!
For you see only what you want to see!
But if you linger for a moment, you may catch a glimpse –
Of the sullen crease on the edge of each beaming smile
Of the flamboyance in faked happiness
The exaggeration in sincerity
And the anger that swiftly follows joy
Look! Because my eyes cannot deceive
All wonder diminishes in their reflection
The light that once sparkled is all but gone
And pain is now my deepest secret
I defend it deligently with walls of sarcasm
And retreat to seclusion, as contingency
Yet each night the walls crumble and despair trickles in;
Taking a sliver of hope
Dousing an ember of love
And tainting a recluse of gratitude!
But still each morning I build those walls up again, reinforce them with pretence
And if you look–if you truly look, you’ll see a smile turn to grimace
A gaze to a glare
And hope into tears
Beyond our own preoccupation, a deeper sight dwells-
To see that reality, is not all that it may seem.
Reena gave us the image-prompt tagged above, and asked us to list three words that came to mind, before composing a post. My three words were eye, secrets, reflection.
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Stay safe everyone, stay loving.