Vanity and Virtue

Vanity and Virtue

A Poem by sonnie ibadah

I don’t want to be you,
all too drown in a cliché-ridden life,
eager to exist real betwixt the masquerade.
Raising the truth from the dusty ground like a glass skyscraper.
only to realize it’s bound to break into a hundred little pieces of lies
Lies so true that they turn your life into an apocryphal story.
I don’t want to be you,
yes, you who is consumed with paranoia,
belligerent, you against the world, the world against you.
Then you claw and bleed, fighting through it all,
but what are you fighting for?
I don’t want to be you,
a shameless braggart for what you think you own,
too blinded to see the trick of the hearts,
all too desperate to display to the world your perfect fairy-tale
but yet, somehow you feel insecure because in your head
the world is a jealous b***h who conspires to steal what you deservingly have.
For what is the purpose of being you?
What is the purpose of having it all but secretly not craving for none of it at all?
What is the purpose of living in fear for the unknown?
The unknown in the name of shame and failure
because your pride can’t take the fall
and your sensitive ego succumbs to vanity.
I'd rather not be you.
I never want to be you.

© 2015 sonnie ibadah



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Wow first the title now the message. Brilliant all way

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

1 Year Ago

thanks for reading :)
Beautiful reveal of insight. Thank you for sharing. Thoroughly enjoyed

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank bri sweetheart
Beautiful writing, interesting and quite profound....Great reading....powerful....loved it: agreed with every word too. Bravo Sonnie!!! Thank you so much....Wow...Dale

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2 Years Ago

Sonnie, I truly did. You are a wonderful writer..hope you're doing well.....
sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

i'm very fine, thank you dale
Confuser

2 Years Ago

Good Sonnie: Take care....Dale
A nice message and meaning here. love the intensity between the lines Sonnie. A fine work ;)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

2 Years Ago

thank u so much for reading Ana ;)

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Added on March 24, 2015
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Tags: life, right and wrong, identity, vanity

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