Facing Reality

Mirror of reality,
Our images frighten us.

Taking refuge in denial,
We curl up,
Imaginary safety net drawn.
We hide,
Behind a facade,
A charade.

Praying away the gathering storm,
We wait,
We wait.
We wait
And pray some more.
We had hidden
Our true self well,
Only to carry
The self inflicted scars

Our carnal desires’
Littered corpses,
They resurrect
To derail a well planned future.
A future protected well by
Those we will serve,
By sticking to laws
Written by men,
To be manipulated
By our own.

We march forward.
Hearts darkened
Do not reflect
The hidden self.

Facing reality,
We drown truth
In a sea of affected dignity.

I will be off for a couple of weeks starting Friday.  No computers, so not sure if I shall be able to post.  Be back by last week of October.

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

7 thoughts on “Facing Reality”

      1. Thank you, Pranab. I have gone through your poem again. Now I understand it more within this context. I have been to the USA a few times. My favorite place is the San Francisco Bay Area. Love the place and have friends there. I have a poem about some important historical events of last year. It also talks about the USA. A work colleague says I wrote a historical chronicle in the form of a poem: https://momentsbloc.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/ode-to-trumps-vanity-et-al-2/

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