I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
Deceiving ourselves is a poem about how appearances can be deceptive. We believe we see a full moon when in reality it was the night before. On the same token, we are stuck in a doomsday mode unwilling to believe tomorrow will bring a better day.
"Jessie J - Who You Are"
On a murky night,
our eyes perceive a full moon
hiding behind the clouds,
deceiving us with a false truth.
For the full phase of the moon
shined with beauty the evening before,
yet the naked eye perceives
it to be the same.
By the same token,
we are in total deception
losing our way,
no longer willing to take a leap of faith
believing tomorrow will be a better day.
We are stuck in a doomsday mode,
robbing ourselves of a chance
to make cherished memories,
while we stand idly on the sidelines
waiting for a brighter tomorrow
to magically appear.
There are two ways to be fooled.
One is to believe what isn't true;
The other is to refuse to accept what is true.
— Soren Kierkegaard
"Things Aren't Always What They Seem by Keke Palmer & Max Schneider"
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