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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.

Everything

       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.

       Nothing.


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

Nothing is as it Seems

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

Artist's Description

Poem about life.


MCN: CK9X2-VT8V7-SX7A4

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