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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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Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2021:

Muhammad,

Thank you.

It seems difficult at times to not deceive ourselves, but we must keep pushing ourselves forward.

Have a nice day.

Muhammad Rizwan from Lahore , Pakistan on January 08, 2021:

nice words. As we all do the same. we do nothing except hoping for good. you are right that we are doing it , deceiving ourselves.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 05, 2021:

Osman,

Thank you.

Delighted to see you reading my work.

Have a wonderful day.

Osman Ghazi on January 05, 2021:

impressive

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 04, 2021:

Manatita44,

Who can say? Indeed.

I believe if we carry the higher idea in our souls things are better.

Take care.

manatita44 from london on January 04, 2021:

Interesting piece. Seems to cover a lot of us. Does it say much for devotion to a Higher Ideal? Quien Sabes?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 04, 2021:

Ankita,

Thank you so much for your kind comment.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 04, 2021:

Sankhajit,

Thank you.

Have a nice day.

Ankita B on January 04, 2021:

Wonderful poem. I loved how you have related it to full moon the evening before, and how we deceive ourselves the next day. I too believe living a life with a doomsday attitude will be terrible.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on January 03, 2021:

nice work...l do appreciate...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I surely hope this year treats us all well.

Take care.

Rosina S Khan on January 03, 2021:

I like your optimism, Brenda and that God is refilling your glass every time. May this New Year be a much better year for all of us.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Ruby,

I kind of picture you as someone who believes.

I couldn't get out of bed in the morning if my thoughts were filled with gloom & doom.

Let's connect our happiness across the globe.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Ann,

I'm with you!!

It is going to get better.

I can see a better day over the next horizon.

Take care my friend.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 03, 2021:

I have always believed that things will get better, and who wants to stay in a rut, thinking thoughts of remorse and sadness. I also believe there are seasons to enjoy.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 03, 2021:

I'm an optimist. It has to get better!

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Peggy,

I agree with you. I couldn't imagine living my life this way.

I know whether my glass is half full or empty that God is refilling it for me.

I have hope.

Take care my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Pamela,

I am delighted to hear you like this one.

I can understand having a few moments of despair because this situation is truly devastating, but I cannot understand people who are totally afraid to keep on living.

This is still our lives and we need to find & grab hold of happiness now more than ever.

So glad your glass is half full. Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 03, 2021:

While this last year was devastating in many ways, I have hopes for a better tomorrow. It would be terrible to have to live with a doomsday attitude.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 03, 2021:

Some people are surely stuck in a doomday mode. Fortunately, I am more of a glass-half-full girl. I like your poem, Brenda. I think we have all had moments just as you described.

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