Smokescreen and Mirrors, a Poem About Deception
Smokescreen and Mirrors
The world is so full of illusions
That challenge the mind to be free,
Distort everything we believe to be true,
it’s smokescreen and mirrors, you see.
What you observe is not always clear,
Reflections can often deceive.
The face in the mirror is not always yours,
And different to what we perceive.
Love at first sight is most often a myth,
First impressions are usually wrong.
Beauty, remember, is only skin deep,
Let your intuition hold strong.
The media outlets aren’t truthful,
In fact they are pedlars of lies,
So make sure you look at all viewpoints
And do all you can to stay wise.
Magicians are true entertainers
Who take their craft to extremes.
Their illusions amaze and confound us,
In magic they make us believe.
Politicians are just simple tricksters,
Who divert our attention with ease.
Hollow promises fill their election campaigns,
We can’t see the forest for trees.
The Internet is so wide and vast,
Evil scammers lurk in its depths.
Always be vigilant of their sweet talk,
And avoid their cat fishing nets.
The world’s like a “mirror maze” sideshow,
It’s a challenge to find your own way.
One wrong turn after another
Can leave you confused, lost, and dazed.
So, don’t take a detour away from your path,
Smoke and mirrors are only a ruse
That try to disguise what’s wrong in the world,
And blindfold your eyes from the truth.
Keep your eyes open and use common sense,
Don’t believe all the falsehoods you’re told.
The path to enlightenment’s not far ahead,
Be discerning, unflinching and bold.
Falsehood and Deception
I am sure the majority of people in the world are honest and truthful, or at least strive to be, but so much of the information we are fed by the government and media is based on lies. Even our history books only reveal the things our relevant countries want the general public to know. Many attrocities and things that would cause embarrassment or dissention among the population have been hidden.
Our governments often have ulterior motives for promoting lies or half truths, or trying to direct our focus elsewhere away from a situation, or policy that may embarrass them or they would rather slip through unnoticed.
As a thinking population we need to be ever vigilant and be willing to question everything - not just accept it on face value.
© 2019 John Hansen