The Great Pretense

by Sanjida Shaheed

These are despondent times.
We are pretending
Everything’s fine.
Or will be.
After all,
We want normalcy.
We cannot afford
To live in
Perpetual misery.
So we have replaced
Real pain
With fake joy.

Battered,
Brainwashed,
Bamboozled,
We cling to
Whatever hope we have left.

With time changes
Everything.
The emperor’s new clothes
Revealed the truth.

Can’t we revert?
………………………..

Authoured by Sanjida Shaheed
Date: January 13, 2013

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