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Are We…



Are we who we think we are
Or do we change our skin,
Like a chameleon,
In order to fit in and win
The popularity contest,
Mr, Miss or Mrs Cool-hip?

Do we, in fact, hide what’s inside?
Do we show the ‘real me’, the reality?
Or do we only reveal
What we want you to see?
Truth or fiction, perfect diction
Displayed without, but what’s within?

Stripped down to bed-rock
Base core, no more,
Allow us to show our true colours,
Expose ourselves,
In order to clothe ourselves
In authenticity and sincerity.


©Denise G Allen, 10 March 2014 14:15

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

12 thoughts on “Are We…

  1. i think we keep a lot of it hidden for various reasons….there is risk in exposing ourselves…but if we get over that we realize we are not that much different….


  2. I think there is more hidden than shown… love the verse …


  3. There is no doubt Denis, from the day, as kids, we started doing things to please our parents, we started suppressing our real selves, though inadvertently. But once when we started getting that “good boy, good girl ” image, I am certain we have started presenting ‘what we are not’ as ‘what we are’. We are so used to this craft that I am afraid, we can’t really find out what we are .


    • You have hit the nail right on he head, Sunamu. I agree that often we get ‘lost’ in knowing just what we are. We do know what we wish to be, but ARE we?


  4. Perhaps important lessons arrive in this guise. It is good that you call them to mind.


  5. Maxi says: Someone will always show you who they are, watch what they do.
    blessings ~ maxi


  6. We are after all, many things to many people.. And I think that the only true identity that we have, is the one that is reflected in our mirror and our soul.. Thought provoking poem Denise, thanks.


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