Deception

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And a slight glint in your eyes
as piece by piece it all comes together.
Deception’s the hidden thorn that
longs to pierce us deep.

Although aware of ways you repress
plainly I acclaim smooth-speaking tongue
as poetry bleeds out hurt and lies.

I see the way you look at me,
oh feel the malice in saccharine smile.
This facade that you carry would last
no more than a while.

I glance as gibbous moon unravels
the pallor of your face, as bare bones
reflect unrelenting scheme, character.

 

Photo credits: wikiart.org

Posted for “Camera Flash” @ Real Toads

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United 

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    What an incredibly brilliant response, Sanaa! I love how it starts with ‘And’ and sweeps us along in the argument. The saccharine smile says it all.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. Bjorn says:

    I wonder how often we are deceived by that sweet smile… not knowing the difference between honey and the artificial alternative. Those sweet talking people always win unless we can see through the skin.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  3. Anna :o] says:

    How hurt we are when deception finally surfaces and we are met with those saccharine smiles, and we do so hope that somehow we are wrong.
    It is easy to be deceived, but harder to bear.
    Love your words.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  4. I feel as if I am eavesdropping on a conversation that has already started and am wondering what came before the slight glint of deception, the smooth-speaking tongue
    and the saccharine smile. By the end of the poem, I have a great sense of unease – what will happen next?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. gillena says:

    Sharp and ponder-able Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Rommy says:

    This is a sharp and raw piece. It’s cool to see you tackle this sort of mood in your work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Sooner or later the truth comes out, doesn’t it?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, MMT ❤️

  8. Yes, I love how it starts. Truth doesn’t sit silent forever. This is such a great interpretation of the photo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. I love the gibbous moon unraveling the pallor of his face. So good!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Lies rot everything they touch, eating up the flesh and revealing the hard muck. Your poem is a testament, for I believe it is true–none can lie forever, and when their untruths lose their cloak, we get to see the hollow bones that lie beneath.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 🙂 for your kind and thoughtful words! ❤️

  11. Audrey says:

    So much story here in this piece–complex and multi-layered! Lovely!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. Mary says:

    Oh that saccharine smile! Not sweet at all, but sinister. Your portrayal is stunning.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  13. ZQ says:

    Wow! When I kept looking at the picture I could see and hear the monkey.
    Well done!
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Too often we are deceived by ‘the malice in saccharine smile’. I wish we could see through the deception before it is too late.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Donna ❤️

  15. X says:

    There are so many that hide deviousness behind such simple a smile.
    Disarming, enchanting. At least you seem to have the wisdom to know this
    avoiding the trainwreck of heartbreak that comes when deception
    is unveiled.

    And it always is eventually.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, X ❤️

  16. Thotpurge says:

    poetry does bleed hurt and lies…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❤️

  17. Haunting and piercing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. ah, yes….beautifully written….truth and the ugly side!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  19. Very cool poem. I love love this line “as poetry bleeds out hurt and lies.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MNL 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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