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Muse for Monday

Mantra coldMantra has on some pretty special spectacles today. She can see through the façade.

How often do you trust what you see is the truth? Perhaps, it is your ears deceiving you. Not the impish fairy. She see through us.

A simple title, Visibility, as always, holds a deep truth.

Visibility

There is nothing fair about the façade.
What you see is what you get,
If only you know what you see.

The glad hand is looking
For a soft place to sink the sword.
The smile is melancholy.

Hard labor shows how tired
And broken the spirit.
The exertion kills.

The soft voice is not kindness.
It is weary from explaining to
Those who never learn skills.

There is nothing fair about the façade.
What you see is what you get,
If only you know what you see.

Have you mistaken passion for ire?
Is the ardor truly control?
What do you really see?

Arms filled with goods to donate;
At home the cupboard is bare.
Soup kitchen line’s long.

Volunteer hours fill the calendar.
Handfuls of pills in the daily sorter
To soothe the pain of being strong.

There is nothing fair about the façade.
What you see is what you get,
If only you know what you see.

The world on a string is the same
As dragging a plow through stones behind
An obscenity-braying pygmy.

Before you believe your failing eyes,
Look closely for the foundation,
Cracks and asymmetry.

There is nothing fair about the façade.
What you see is what you get,
If only you know what you see.
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  1. Volunteer hours fill the calendar.
    Handfuls of pills in the daily sorter
    To soothe the pain of being strong.

    Yup: That’s me! 🙂

    I no longer do voluntary work, but I’m still on the pills!!! 🙁

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.
    Prenin recently posted..Monday – A doctor calls.My Profile

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  2. “There is nothing fair about the façade.
    What you see is what you get,
    If only you know what you see.”

    Just because someone appears strong and presents an acceptable face to the world, doesn’t mean there’s not pain beneath the surface.
    Tess recently posted..Xian, Day 8, Part One – Xian: Old City Wall (and more)My Profile

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    • Very true. I have seen too many times where those who give have nothing for themselves, and I am talking about far more than merely donations. xxx

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  3. We all hide behind what we are willing to show the world, it is the way of it. Looking beneath the surface, it is a trick most are unwilling to try.
    Valentine Logar recently posted..AnewMy Profile

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  4. I agree with Val, it is what lies beneath the surface that is the authenticity of the person and yet few are even aware of what they think they do not see. a trick on awareness perhaps?

    I think that some prefer to look away from the truth, and instead feed on an imitation of reality, maybe it is their own safety mechanism, or is it that they just do not care enough to see the realness that is just below the surface?

    I love your poem Red 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • Thank you, Andro. I can hardly imagine how being underinformed is possibly able to produce a safe effect.

      No, I simply cannot wrap my brain around that.
      xxxx

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