June Stepansky


Exploring Happiness #37- Deception


“The Emperor’s New Clothes”
is an old story made new
by successive generations
of thieves and victims
ready to deceive
and to be
deceived.

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Unfortunately there have always been and will always be individuals who will try to take advantage of others.
Understanding this means that we must always be aware and constantly strive to protect ourselves from unscrupulous people whether they be in our financial, political or social environments.
When we become more realistic about the world around us, we can better protect and guard ourselves from unpleasant consequences.
Understanding that life is not fair or equitable gives us the tools and the added strength we may need to deal with and master the realities of living.


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“ Men were deceivers ever.”
William Shakespeare

“Victims suggest innocence.”
Susan Sontag

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