Vinaya Joseph

Get Real - Poem by Vinaya Joseph

My friend told me to ‘Get Real'
And I wondered what it means?
Real to me meant to be who I was
Without any pretensions,
I always took pride in saying
I am, who I am
And take me as I am
You get, what you see
Nothing less, nothing more
No but then I was wrong
Getting real,
It meant to be made-up,
Trying to hide our imperfections,
Brushing away our blemishes,
Masking our imperfections,
To survive in this skewed world!

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This was written after my FB friend Peter Bacler advised me to 'Get Real'. This was written as a response to his advice...

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 25, 2015

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