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Life Changes



Born with a pure soul,

Unsullied, untarnished

As the proverbial driven snow

Life scars us, erodes and corrodes

Our spirit, forcing us to hide

Our face behind a mask

And grow a shell around our heart.

Thus armoured, we sally forth

Among the worldly-wise,

Pretending to fit,

Tho’ ill-equipped,

And no one expects or suspects

That what they see is not reality.


©Denise G Allen, 10 January 2014 18:29

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

5 thoughts on “Life Changes

  1. seldom do we really take the time to see the real person…the soul underneath…nah what you see outside though is a product of how we treat it…


  2. That initial innocence = Stage One.
    The process you describe = Stage Two.
    Finding a way to transcend the deception = Stage Three (which not everyone ever begin to tackle).


  3. Somehow, this reminds me of our Impala Lily I have just admired again – it was just a bare stick, but hiding the capacity, under the right conditions and encouragement, to flower with breathtaking beauty.


  4. This is true. Though it would not be wise to be completely open to everyone always, I think it is good to let your thoughts and behaviour be congruent


  5. Thanks so much for the comments. Life does tend to change us, and not always for the better. We (I) try not to judge as we have no idea why some people are different from us…


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