(Not All) Pretty Words Are Lies

(Not All) Pretty Words Are Lies

A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay
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Written in a feverish state of mind.

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Not all pretty words 
are lies.

Some are but mere veils, 
itching for a soothing touch 
upon a poet's burning soul.

And when those layers of words 
upon words are unveiled,
(if one dares to)

know that underneath all 
that rubble, one last hiccup 
is being taken. 


Not all pretty words
are lies.

Some are but mere longings 
and fantasies; a kingdom 
of smoke a poet builds, where
inky demons prowl and 
leave footprints.

And when all that
mist is dissolved, with
naked truths dangling mid-air,

know that beyond that fallen 
kingdom, a poet lies broken, 
yet half - mended.


Those pretty words, the only 
companion in a completely
unsimplistic world.


© 2018 Dr. YumnaKay


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Your poem really resonated with me. I write of nature's beauty and do so often and hide behind its veils. I have rarely written anything depicting the true nature of the human race, and its utter cruelty to others. Wonderful write Dr Y. Thank you

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I think most of us writer beings are selfish to an extent and that's okay.
Thank you so much.. read more



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Well here are a few for you that are not lies. You are one of the most astute observers that I know. I think you speak honestly and with conviction. I love your style and your thought process. While theses are not overly pretty, I really respect you as a writer and this piece is a wonderful view on how we have to step lightly through others words and perceptions of us, but more importantly need to be true tour intuition about those people and words. Super good Doc.

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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Your compliment here made me smile. I'm truly humbled by your extravagant praise. Thank you so much .. read more
I did like this poem.
"Some are but mere veils,
itching for a soothing touch
upon a poet's burning soul."
The above lines. Amazing and very true. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it :)
Those 'pretty words' are perhaps just so much icing on a cake long turned stale; but we make of this life what we can; and at least with poetry, one can articulate much of what is wrong with this world of ours.

Rather a kingdom of smoke, than nothingness.

Beccy.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your words here, Beccy. Appreciated :)
Humans don't just speak with the words but also with they experssions and gesture and they can lie a truth. Also not all ugly words are lie or unpolite . Sometimes we can use them to clear up poisen air. Lies are not always so bad they can help us to survive and give us to hope what we need it most. I like your expression in your poem quiet free and open. I don't ussualy give to reviews but mostly try think about and write about subject of poem.

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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your words here. Appreciated :)
oh my goodness ... reading this touches my soul Doc! the longing underneath all the pretty words .. the deep lonliness and need of suffering poets and all artists actually .. so many times the pain we feel is the biggest inspiration to express ... all our pretty words ... lies?? perhaps ... but not always .. really glad to read this, this morning ma'am!
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

love your new avatar! are you ready for Halloween? ;)
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

hahah oh if only Halloween was celebrated here ;x ;P
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:) ................... next year you can make your own :)))))))))))
Tis said that words are mere wrapping paper for private thoughts. That reality can be misquoted by self as well as misunderstood by others. Thus, tis the veil that needs the most compassionate thoughts. So, your surmise is as near correct that correct can be, Yumna.. finely laid, as always.

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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I agree with what you say, Em. Thank you so much for your insight here. As always, appreciated xx
Yep. Perhaps. But you know, if it doesn't have feeling; it's just a mask. Of course there can be feeling in pretty words. I can name a few pretty words that mean something. Sparkling, life, spirit, song, yumna, music, etc. :P
Nice write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Ah, I think feelings are what's upto the reader to feel. Often times, you come across a relatable wr.. read more
Sarah_Allen

1 Year Ago

:P me too.




JK
You are of course absolutely correct... not all pretty words are lies.. though some of course may be... you have touched a nerve with these fine words my friend.. they make one sit up and think.. is this really what we do..... and only after much deliberation, the answer comes along and say's maybe..... Neville x

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I'm glad it made you think, Neville. Thank you so much for reading and your thoughts here. x
Neville

1 Year Ago

nothing but a pleasure, and mine at that.... x
I love this poem & how it reminds us all not to fall into a common assumption, that each piece of writing tells the writer's own story. There are a million different ways we writers try on different personas & POV's . . . it's not lying even tho many times it's embellished or plain not true! You always have a unique way of stating things we often forget to think about (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

It is rather funny because two years back, I would have laughed at the thought of writing something .. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I also like playing with expressing/veiling . . . then seeing how people read it *smile*
Your poem really resonated with me. I write of nature's beauty and do so often and hide behind its veils. I have rarely written anything depicting the true nature of the human race, and its utter cruelty to others. Wonderful write Dr Y. Thank you

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I think most of us writer beings are selfish to an extent and that's okay.
Thank you so much.. read more

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