Thursday, July 13, 2017

1070 - All Façade.

All Façade

We are all frauds.
Not just the ‘us’ on the internet.
We are frauds with everyone we meet.
If fraud is too strong a word, then actors.
We never show the full us,
The complete picture.
Oh, to be sure, there are hints,
Little cracks of light through a quickly closed door,
But, like seaside novelty photo booths,
We present a front, a facade,
An engineered image
That we feel is how we want to be seen.
Seldom is it how we are.
In many ways this is sad.
But, in some ways, comforting too.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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  1. I am not even sure I know what the complete picture is. It changes. With the wind. With the company, with circumstances.

  2. AnonymousJuly 14, 2017

    I guess the comfort might be - "We are all frauds."


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