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Poem: Deceiving Ourselves

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Poem Summary

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.

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Deceiving Ourselves

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.

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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"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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