An Old Prose

An Old Prose

A Poem by Devyani

The world's a stage
And we're putting up the best show we can
Going back and forth
Dancing around the eminent truth

Quoting through life
Words of wisdom galore
The chances of happiness
And some of them let go

Neither the winners nor the ones to lose
Reality is a funny game
Everything is coveted
Yet everything is so few

Cherishable moments are one aplenty
But the truth still collects dust
For courage isn't a dime a dozen
And a virtue less found is honesty

Mask the best of the worst
A masquerade of spoiled emotions
No one knows anonymity as much
As the ones who are known a lot

Bury the hatchets or bury the spade
To kill the fire is such a shame
Wonderful wonders and then some unknowns
To have and to behold is such an old prose.

 


© 2012 Devyani



Author's Note

Devyani
Basically about how everyone dances around the truth and the fact that straightforwardness has become a thing of the past (if it ever did exist to begin with) Hence, the title.

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If Shakespeare was alive he certainly would have smiled with appreciation. Gone are the days of innocence, free from hypocrisy and all the insidious commitments we culminate during our life span, when dealing kindness to a stranger was the most virtuous of acts in this world. It is now a place where truth is coded for the sake of conveniences and courage is remembered in words alone. The profoundness and depth of your poetry serves a beacon of hope.

Posted 3 Years Ago


At times stretching the truth is good... especially in them cases where you want to tell a child the dog is going to be put to sleep... you just tell them the dog is sleeping and did not wake up... later... tell them he went to doggy heaven...

but your intended meaning here is well versed and hits the reader... Like when the doctors told me my mother had 6 months to live... instead of telling me the truth... they always down play to make the truth less effective... Of course... there is what you're saying... people would rather conceal what's on their mind, than just tell you honestly what's on their mind... you almost have to dare the truth out of them...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Wow! every stanza is a facet of reality we willingly ignore... the entire poem is worth every thought spent, still my fav line is -
"Mask the best of the worst
A masquerade of spoiled emotions
No one knows anonymity as much
As the ones who are known a lot"...


Posted 4 Years Ago


I love the way you write. Fresh and direct. I have sent you a message in your inbox.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Yep, you are not wrong there. But poets can tell things as they are. Not that anyone pays much attention to poets, save other poets! Well written.

Posted 5 Years Ago


That was very Shakespearean, specially the way you started it. Loved the thoughtfulness in it. You have grown as a poet now, can see that in your work! :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Brilliant poem! I loved the first line, it reminds me of Shakespeare's saying-"The world is a stage and we are all actors"(ok, that's at least what I think it is). Nice interpretation and good choice of words. Keep writing!

Posted 5 Years Ago


I totally love this piece. Your choice of words is priceless. This piece is packed with meaning. Atleast you don't go around eminent truth ;)
'Cherishable moments are
one aplenty
But the truth still collects
dust
For courage isn't a dime a
dozen
And a virtue less found is
honesty'
Awesome lines. I'd as well quote the whole piece.


Posted 5 Years Ago



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