The Pretender

The Pretender

A Poem by Julius Whimbird

Take one look at me. What do you see? Go on... I won't judge.


Cherubic am I,

A-glow with innocence,

Stars in my eyes,

Smiling day in and out,

Laughing at every...

Unamusing joke you make.

I pretend unknown,

Under the radar.

Look at me,

Tell me what I am,

Name me what you will,


I'll come to every call.

Give me a command,

Obey I will,


Indulge in my angelicy,

My fine act,

For as long as you can. 

Just wait awhile longer,

You'll see me,

You'll definitely see,



© 2012 Julius Whimbird

Author's Note

Julius Whimbird
A spontaneous poem I made. The words just came to me, I suppose. I'd appreciate some constructive criticism. Don't be afraid to ask me about anything you're confused on. Thank you!

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I imagined a beautiful and brightly colored garden spider as she sits in her web, luring her unsuspecting victims close with her brilliance, only send them off to their untimely demise. I can not explain why this particular image 'POPPED' into my head... I suppose I'm just wired that way.
Liked this one!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Amazing work! Pain, and hurt radiate from this piece, poetry, an amazing vent for pent up emotions. Wonderful job.

Posted 8 Years Ago

spontaneous poetry sometimes works better than laboriously constructed poems perfect in meter and verse. THis one certainly has
A lot of food for thought

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on April 26, 2012
Last Updated on April 26, 2012
Tags: cherub, innocence, pretend, the, pretender, judgement


Julius Whimbird
Julius Whimbird


Let me introduce myself by giving myself the alias Julius Whimbird. I enjoy debating worldly issues and being enlightened by new ideas. I like to give out reviews that have constructive criticism in t.. more..