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Time To Pretend

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When life gets stationary
Like a mossy stone,
When time feels like
A claustrophobic cul-de-sac,
When people pelt stones at you
Like a pack of snarling stray-dogs,
It is felt that we must pretend;
Aye, it's time to pretend,
For, being unmasked, you can't
Survive in the midst of

An unruly mob of
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Friday, March 6, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophical
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 10 March 2020

CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day. Hooray! BUT I never pretend. I say my honest words. We can talk in a way that we need not insult others, we can tell the truth uin a friendly and loving way, so pretending is not needed. Pretend is for the weak persons who do not tell the truth. We can tell all truths in a smart way that won't offend others. Because to pretend is to gain more stress, from stress one can die

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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 March 2020

A great philosophical poem of the day. Congrats on your featured piece......10++++++++

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Dr Antony Theodore 10 March 2020

Survive in the midst of An unruly mob of Masked people with The same visages. It is time to pretend. A very good poem

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Mahtab Bangalee 10 March 2020

For, being unmasked, you can't Survive in the midst of An unruly mob of Masked people with The same visages./// wow greatly written; really quite philosophical; thanks for sharing this type best thought; congrats for being selected this poem as POD

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so lovely and beautiful clear 10 nothing wrong in it if you feel fit that this is the only option to save the life as human mob has no theory they shall never feel sorry they are same like you but may want to you to pass through mobocracy Hasmukh Mehta

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Somali Mukherjee 26 April 2020

Thank you, dear poet. Stay blessed.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 April 2020

When people pelt stones at you Like a pack of snarling stray-dogs, It is felt that we must pretend; Aye, it's time to pretend, Very true in the present in our context of life....... it is strange to see how the masked ones come up in life and the true ones are depressed.. you have pointed out a great truth. thank you for your observation.... try to write more such poems.. thank you. God bless you always. tony

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Somali Mukherjee 20 March 2020

Wholehearted thanks to all of you.

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Kevin Patrick 10 March 2020

It is hard to be human but still bare the minds of animals, we try to cultivate reason and compassion, but underneath it there is always a beast lurking. Some beautiful expressions of language here, the wording and imagery were just perfect! . Congratulations for having Poem of the Day!

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Khairul Ahsan 10 March 2020

Life has ups and downs and everybody gets a fair share of it. Without pretending, indeed some can tide over the odds. Loved the comment of poet Sylvia Frances Chan.

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