Pretensions: A Poem
Everyone feels down every now and then
Each of us feel desperate every now and again.. .
There are instances when frustrations eat us up
And sometimes we just simply want to give up
But then again we think that there are better things to attend to
Things that make us who we are and frustrations that hinder us from growing
We then begin to fake a façade and shed a smile
Even though inside, it feels like as if we’re about to die
Out in the sunlight, we prance
In front of our colleagues, we dance
Living like as if life is a breeze
Showing them that somehow, everything is bliss
After all the presentations and the façade,
We go home alone to face our self…
We sit in front of the mirror and there, we see ourselves again
It’s as if a mask has been lifted, and now the real thing appears
Pretentions may have become our best friend for some time
It may have protected us from completely losing ourselves
The hurt feelings we may be keeping may have been bounded by our pretence
But in the end of it all, we will never be able to fool our own eyes
At the end of the day, we need to face ourselves and face the truth
We need to let go and realize who we really are…
Then for the sake of those whom we love,
When another day comes, we pick up that mask again,
Put it on and hope that nobody will notice the scars we have been keeping...
Hard as it is, sometimes we just have to live by this pretence
To protect those whom we love, to assure that the pain stops with us…
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