Nothing is as it Seems

Nothing is as it seems

       perfection from a brush
       hides the beauty from within

       fairy tales and clichés on TV
       make our lives seem lacking in reality

       riches and material goods
       obscure the need for philosophy

       corruption and deception celebrated by a bonus
       make morality and ethics seem unnecessary.

Nothing is as it seems, nothing at all.


       is spin and twisted,
       turned into reality TV

       is technicolour in your face,
       a soap made of our lives

       is truth hidden in plain sight
       too obscure to be seen in all the hype

       is emptiness filled with nothing
       hot air in a bright red balloon.

Nothing is as it seems, nothing at all.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Poem about life.


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    Cant watch tv now …it irritate the hell out of me…..Oh I must not fib I have watched a few programs that I like but total escapism with a capital E and I so knew that was the deal.
    We must be on a similar theme me thinks Sybille as over the last few weeks I have seen different kinds of really insincere sucking up and one of them was in the name of making a sale….( nothin to do with RB,,,just to be very clear)
    So I do understand this shake of your head at the gloss and goop we have around us today….xxx

  • :-) Thanks for the fabulous comment. I’m glad it’s not just me! LOL x

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Naia
    Naiaover 5 years ago

    well framed words, I agree with the sentiment…
    and we don’t need to “buy” into it
    or sell ourselves

  • :-) Thank you for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Memoir
    Memoirover 5 years ago

    Truly wonderful truth. :)

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    truth . truth! well composed ,timely !!LIZ

  • Thank you so much Liz! :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • preacherman
    preachermanover 5 years ago

    great write MM

  • Thank you so much Paul. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • ryfaa
    ryfaaabout 5 years ago

    loved every word of it. :)

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Fuego1
    Fuego1about 5 years ago

    Excellent and I like how you placed the words.

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    Just looked up your name, it’s so intriguing… I had to know what it meant. LOL Lovely choice.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 5 years ago

    wonderfully truthful writing

  • Thank you so much. :-) Means a lot.

    – Sybille Sterk

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