Ariel Kraitzick

The Truth Behind The Velvet Curtains - Poem by Ariel Kraitzick

Like alluring diamonds
Beautiful faces deceive us
Manipulating our every move
Status seduces us
Perfection cannot be obtained
Not by the beautiful or the wealthy.
Superiority is a myth created by the insecure
But... legends do exist.
If you look Medusa in the eye
You shall turn to obsidian
The stares of those who think themselves better
Can harden your heart.
And the whispered words of judgment
Can lock away your soul
The lies of narcissists
Can eliminate morals and values
And the false confidence of the arrogant
Can lead you into the dark
And once in the tunnel of darkness
There is nowhere to hide
Imperfections are quickly caught
In the bright glare from the
headlights atop the miners' heads
And straying from society
Lands the punishment of not belonging
We will do anything, ANYTHING! !
To earn our place among them
Friendships thrown away
A giant skyscraper of trust and loyalty
Demolished by the atrocity that is society
But we naturally want to fit in.
Want to be like the others
Want to join the ongoing snake slithering
Through the undergrowth that is life
And once we do join
We see from the inside
The merciless world we have entered
Masks are created to hide our identities
And differences are not tolerated.
Backs are stabbed by a knife stained with dry blood
And all this without a second thought
No conscience or guilt
Everyone striving to be better then next
Competitiveness kills.
And we change
Soon not even knowing who we are anymore
Reality blurs and our perception changes
But why be someone else?
Why join the train chugging along the dark tunnel
Never to reach the other side?
Why abandon ourselves just to belong?
Popularity is a hoax created to hide the real truth
We don't create society
Society creates us

Topic(s) of this poem: life, society

Form: Free Verse

Comments about The Truth Behind The Velvet Curtains by Ariel Kraitzick

  • (1/20/2016 2:33:00 PM)

    Absolutely brilliant depiction of the naked truth! I agree with you 1,000% Ariel! Being a free thinker, I for one will never enter this ignorant arena and I can see by your poem that you will not either! Preferring to be ourselves in this life gives us the inner power to not succumb to the lies and illusions of a false society. People who judge others have no confidence in themselves so they attack others who do. It's sad really for they have no beliefs or convictions, no faith or hope in themselves. Totally love this poem, really great! Keep soldiering on with the truth in your writing, it's a breath of fresh air in today's world. I'd give you 1,000 - 10's if I could! ! Your poem is going on my poem list, a favorite for sure. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    (1/20/2016 10:39:00 PM)

    Thanks for the validation

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  • Chinedu Dike (12/6/2015 1:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful depiction of the bandwagon effect of materialism and the loss of self in the quest for mundane things, well articulated and insightfully penned in poetic diction with conviction. Thanks for Ariel. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

    (12/6/2015 5:22:00 AM)

    Thank you, I will read it.

  • Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 10:16:00 PM)

    I don't think you could have said it any better, Ariel! Wonderful write. Thanks (Report) Reply

    (10/31/2015 1:53:00 AM)


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2015

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