A Poem by Rukky

A mirror doesn't just reflect the physical nature of a person. It reflects the person behind the physical nature


      Confined to these walls

                                           guardians surrounding my transparent figure

      created to serve you

      i am the eye that is not part of you

                                           you come to me blind, uncertain, unknowledgeable

      seeking to know beauty, ugly

      but my sight surpasses that

     for i was created not just to show how you look

     but to show who you are



      I show you that innerself you cannot see

     i deny you, that which you claim to be

     and show you that which you hide under the curtains

     i reveal that man that claims to work for the law

     but directs a gun at the innocent

     that man that preaches justice for the oppressed

     but shows no mercy to the depressed

     that sister that exchanges her body for the currency

     but acts like a saint in the service of chaplaincy



     That brother that sings in the choir on sunday morning

     but gets drowned in liquor on saturday evening

     that acts as a giver

     but is really a taker

     that man that claims to be in heaven

     but dines in hell

     i reveal that family that claims

     to be perfect in front of the cameras

     but can't even see eye to eye behind closed doors



     Though my talents are underestimated

     my aim, miscalculated

     and my actions are unappreciated

     i will never forget my duty,

     to show you, your true self.







© 2015 Rukky

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Added on July 26, 2015
Last Updated on July 26, 2015
Tags: Captivating, discovery, mind



Warri, south-south, Nigeria

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