Pretending to Be

Do you do good things for others because you want them to think you’re a nice person,

Or because you really are a nice person,

That can also go the opposite way,

Pretending for someone else’s sake,

Even the blind can spot a fake.

About csincere

How long have you been writing poetry? -Over 20+years. How did you first discover poetry? - I discovered poetry by accident around 8 or 9 years old. I was taking a science test and there was a question about the moon. My answer was in kind of poetic form and the teacher thought it was great. My answer was " The moon is like a flashlight and the sun turns it on". After that I kept writing poetry and started to read a lot of books. I also listen to a bunch of music, all kinds of music. Mainly R&B music. I put song lyrics in the exact same category as poetry. When did you first get anything published? -I was 12, a family member was in a contest at work. She was 16 years old working at a clothing store in the mall. It was a tshirt contest. They had to write a slogan or a poem. I wrote it she won, I got nothing except a bigger interest in poetry. I still remember some of the poem " Thank you expiration, For all your dedication, Throughout the years, You have dried tears, You've always been there, To protect and care" . that's all I remember. Why do you write? - 1. It helps me with stress. 2. I like being heard. 3. I love poetry I see some of my poetry like abstract art. I know what I'm feeling when I write them but I want the meaning to be open to interpretation. Also poetry as art to me not competition, every poet that loves poetry is great. I just love to write poetry, everything I write isn't about me personally. I just try to think of how I would feel in different situations. So even though every poem isn't about me it's still my feelings.
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5 Responses to Pretending to Be

  1. This is really well written. I like it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. kinge says:

    Our actions should always be true

  3. Judith says:

    “Even the blind can spot a fake…” A very memorable (and true) line. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Please never judge people, we never know what is behind those 👀 eyes. Pray for everyone regardless. Except all people just as they are. We are all shards of broken glass trying to fit in. Sending Peace and light 🔆

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