Of Lies And Life

Of Lies And Life short poem

Photo by Mayselgrove

Hey, why are you so afraid?
To hide, mask your face, to go undercover
Scurrying in the piercing golden arrow rain of the sunrays
Finding for a fool proof shelter
So that nobody will know who you are inside.
A plastered-on smile, oh yeah, I’m fine
Lollipop red lipstick coupled with artificial eyelashes
Or oh yeah, she’ll recover fully in time
But it might be something that crumples one in a flash
Yes, I know how to do this; I know how to play that game
All for a pinch of confidence when people say my name
In awe, in admiration, wishing that they could do it too
In actual fact, I don’t know how, I’m the same as you
I want to conceal myself, so you have a pseudo-impression of me
Weighed down by false talents, bound by handcuffs of pride and greed
Weave a tale of someone who doesn’t exist
Fail to keep my word, broken every promise
Kept in the dark, blinded and muffled
It’s torture. People gradually get murdered
Don’t you feel tired after all these lies?
The pain is worse than being skinned alive
Be an authentic yourself, live loud and live proud
Come out of your shell, don’t let the dark clouds pile and shroud
Around you, yes, take that leap of faith, don’t be scared
Dive into the warm arms of freedom, of life
After all, what does the wonderful you have to hide?

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Profile photo of Emily Liang

Emily Liang

Signup / Login to follow the poet.
Semi-sweet and a little nutty. Introverted, socially awkward, but still easy-going and loves penning short legacies in poetry. Big on all things red, and passionate about music. Down-to-earth and enjoys short walks in mother nature's embrace. Smile people, today's going to be a great day. Try stuff you've never tried, go places, venture abroad and live a life you will remember.
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of

Life Is Not That Easy To Win Over

Life Is Not That Easy To Win Over short poem

To conquer my desire, I chose to battle alone. Armed with hope, Strength and courage Holding weapons of determination and perseverance Struggled, fought till the last blood sheds But.. Lost!!!!Defeated!!! People say “Life is like licking honey off a thorn”….Yes

In Life’s Battlefield

In Lifes Battlefield short poem

The sun is now hiding its light And hope is fading in the darkness of the night Tears fell from your weary eyes Holding back the hardships in your heart I can tell it with your sigh. Teardrops glitter in

Life Comes Apart At The Seams

Life Comes Apart At The Seams elegy

You heard what you wanted to hear You felt what you wanted to feel You ignored all the evidence to the contrary And resigned yourself to the fates But what you did not see Was the turmoil that started it

The Fight For My Life

The Fight For My Life long poem

I’m a prisoner -A prisoner of my mind. I can’t be free. I can’t be me. Locked in by anxiety, interrogated by insecurity, and depression is barricading the door. With no room to breathe, I can feel my lungs collapse

The True Meaning Of Life

The True Meaning Of Life long poem

The years have passed by, In the blink of an eye. Moments of sadness, And joy has flown by. People I loved, Have come and have gone. But the world never stopped, And we all carried on. Life wasn’t easy,