holding on to a broken arrow that simply won’t fly,
telling lies, putting on a smile to make it seem things are fine?
The make up cover the flaws, you are right.
Others fall for the fake smile but I stand!
I stand upright observing the cracks in your foundation.
You post uplifting status but your head is down,
You tweet like you are ‘saved’ but deep down you are lost.
You act like life is perfect but I see through you, secretly praying for the pain to go away.
These things make me want to ask who you really are.
Who are you behind the spotlight,
without the fitted clothes,
makeup, and heels that makes you tall?
Who are you without your virtual friends,
behind your close friends,
your family and everyone you can’t live without?
Who are you when the music goes off,
when you get sober from the alcohol,
when the curtains are drawn, and when the light goes off?
Who are YOU behind the spotlight?
“Exploration/Exploitation of the Present Generation
Children are dying,
Women are hungry.
Men are at war,
They kill each other with force.
The life we have is perishing,
The world as we know it is sinking.
The strong exploit the weak,
But make it seem like exploration
Let’s reach for the STARS,
Curiosity must be sent to MARS.
Let’s explore the UNIVERSE,
For a possibility of Life!
So we build spaceships,
That costs millions of Dollars.
What are our expectations?
Could these lead to our extermination?
Of what use is finding life out there,
If we can’t sustain the one we have here?
Let’s go to war,
To take the oil, land and space.
Of what benefit is war,
If it only ruins our past and scar our future?
The future is uncertain in the name of exploration,
But I’d rather refer to it as exploitation of the present generation.”
Excerpt From: Obareti, Kelvin. “Emotions and Belief.” Lulu.com, 2013-02-24. iBooks.
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