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Safety in Deception

Sadje’s What do You See #66

Image credit; Teslariu Mehai @ Unsplash

I have closed my eyes forever
with the mere wish to never open,
for even if I did, what other than
fake skin and smile to see?
I trust in colors no more,
neither do I place my faith
in that mask you have put on.
I have seen the grin behind,
showing yellow teeth with blood stains
of those already misplaced.

I have covered my ears too.
I do not wish to hear the sweet songs
with neatly placed words,
that flow like poetry into me.
I know, you do not mean it.
I know about the rumors
smartly folded like paper planes
ready to be launched against me.

I do not wish to speak anymore.
I may use up my love and
all my words for you,
but it may not interest you.

So the black veil, I wear.
And over that a pretty face
and  a sweet smile,
that was bought online.
Fearing the day when the real me,
the real and  raw me,
with all my imperfections and
wrinkles and crow’s feet
will be exposed.
But I know I will be safe,
as you too do the same.
So dear friend, let us pretend
to co-exist in this deception.

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19 responses to “Safety in Deception”

  1. Sadje Avatar

    I really love this poem. How many people feel betrayed by this kind of deception and are weary of trust. Thanks Nima for joining in.

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you dear Sadje 🙂
      Exactly.. that is the only thing that came to my mind while seeing this pic 🙂

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re welcome! 🙏

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. HappySoul Avatar

    I love the title 😊nice poem Nima 👍

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you dear Happy Soul 😃😃
      How are you doing dear?

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      1. HappySoul Avatar

        I’m ok .. a lil unwell today due to wheezing … how are you doing? Schools opened there?
        Here they are opening slowly for half a day for ten years and above ..

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Ohh.. hope you get better soon 🙂

          Not yet.. the schools have opened but they have kept the option open for parents. So my boy still continues online schooling . Some kids are going to school but..

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          1. HappySoul Avatar

            Ohh ok .. I guess they’ll give the kids below 6th grade an option .. and I too will opt for online 👍
            Situation is really getting better here .. but with kids, somehow I still feel unsafe .. she had got the swine flu home too and a cure was just IN then and I was expecting my second one .. gosh they had said we can’t promise much about the baby’s organ developments 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              Ohhh… that would have been a real tense situation ..
              And yes.. kids .. how much we explain to them, i have found no use.. whenever we go out, i tell him not to touch the eyes and nose… and then when i turn around, i see him doing exactly the same thing 🥴🥴🥴

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  3. judeitakali Avatar
    judeitakali

    Oh my, this is gorgeously poignant

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thanks Jude !!
      How have you been ? 😃

      Like

      1. judeitakali Avatar
        judeitakali

        I’m fair. I hope you are okay too.

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Yes Jude !!
          All fair here too 🙂 ❤

          Like

  4. kittysverses Avatar

    Nice poem, Nima. You’ve beautifully described. 🙂

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Glad to know that dear !! Thank you 😀
      Have a great day 🙂

      Like

  5. Chris Hall Avatar

    Great poem… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thanks a lot Chris ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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