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Poem: Nice Disguise


I wrote this piece to talk about how people use their status to their advantage and make false impressions. It could be that they are outwardly respectable, but force their beliefs on others behind closed doors. Although they mean well but the unfortunate part is differences set us apart and is not helpful in forming a connection like how I used a bridge as the metaphor. They could also want to take advantage of you. Besides that, there is something superficial about flattery and the poem refers to deceitful people too.

Nice Disguise

Throw some flowery words,

Wear alluring perfume, nicely groomed,

A Nice Disguise,

We're in for a surprise.

Sure, you're above me,

But gravity uncovers truth,

Your sweet apple pie that sent us flying to the roof,

Only for the benefit of your sweet insignificant tooth.

Opinions and beliefs are make believe,

They create a bridge to the shelter we imagine,

Don't tell me you're going to tiptoe on this connection,

The breaking line serve as a lesson.

People have a way of getting on my nerves,

Their made up policy to put themselves first,

I find comfort in dear nature,

You don't need to think in reverse.

© 2020 Li-Jen Hew


Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 15, 2020:

Haha, thank you Frank. Maybe it reminds you of yourself! Just kidding.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 14, 2020:

Actually i fine the intro intetesting...

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 13, 2020:

Haha, we have to be on our toes! Thanks Nithya!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 13, 2020:

I can totally relate with your poem there are so many people who do not show their true colors and we have to be wary of them. Nicely penned.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 11, 2020:

Thanks for the kind comment, Rinita. Good to see all of you! :)

Rinita Sen on April 11, 2020:

I love this poem. You've put the point across succinctly. I especially liked the parts about gravity uncovering the truth, the sweet tooth metaphor, and the ending lines. Brilliantly done.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 07, 2020:

Thanks for reading Bhattuc and welcome to my poem!

Bhattuc on April 07, 2020:

Nice composition Li!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 05, 2020:

Hi Jodah. Thanks for reading! Cool to hear that you can relate and I'm sure you knew how to write about them in a witty way!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 04, 2020:

Great poem Li-Jen, and a subject I have written about myself quite often...fake and false people who appear to be what they are not.

We just need to have the discernment to see through them and uncover the truth.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 04, 2020:

Haha, cool that you can relate, Verlie. Good point. And it's hard to open yourself up to anyone too. Thanks for reading.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 04, 2020:

Li-Jen I can relate. The world is full of confidence tricksters. A trust once broken is hard to mend.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 04, 2020:

Thanks for your comment, Manatita! You take care as well!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 04, 2020:

Thanks for your comment Bill. Will look up that song. Stay safe and healthy too!

manatita44 from london on April 04, 2020:

A very reflective piece and one which sends me within. Food for thought.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 04, 2020:

There was a song long ago by the Jefferson Airplane, and one line from that song was "my plastic, fantastic lover," referring to people who are all appearance but no depth. You reminded me of that with your fine poem.

Be safe and healthy, my friend!

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