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VIRTUAL SHADES OF MOCKERY

Words which hide behind computer
Can hide heaps of sarcasm
For their intentions are protected by screens
And their real outlook are geographically blocked
And so they appear with pleasantries
But don’t fall for it

II
Before you post a picture
Look to see if it is not the caricature of yourself
For none will candid be
Even if one person does
The terrible hypocrites will mock-defend you
Making you think you’re the ish
But fall for it at your own risk

III
I have seen pictures of beautiful people which have gone wayward
But words dance around them in love
I have seen videos of great people
…so bizarre
With people sprinkling love all over them
I sometimes act judge of my conscience
And ask “Is it your eyes that deceiveth?”
But I close my eyes and open
And still animalistic portraits greet them
But who am I to say a thing?

IV
Etikelenkelen images can have fans like “See fine babe”
Nankonhwia images can get many love emojis
Afurudohwedohwe images can get comments like “You’re so blessed”
As ghost images go with the flow “See real human!”
Be your own scrutiny
For there might be mouths having a field day at your expense
Behind screens with wires
Be your own editor
For you might be a bad joke projecting comic strokes to many
Be your own harsh critic
Post nothing which represents you less
For there are many modeling ridicules posing as likes
…and love
…and care
…and wow
Waiting for your future slip or fall
To unveil their real selves with a vengeance
…which might squeeze the life out of you
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © July 1, 2021

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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