Tuesday, November 15, 2011

metamorphosis

“honestly . . .”
beginning of many
warped sentences:
partial reality that coat
enunciations

so when we look
into his flat words,

we try to see something
multi-dimensional
in the eyes of the speaker,
to give us some inkling
about his ever-changing stance…..

perhaps our efforts
are wasted;

yet we have to do it
for our own insight
into his twisted mind,
to get an inkling
of lurking evil

"why am I thinking of that two faced individual?"

24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

if you have to tell me you are honest, you are probably not...

Pat Hatt said...

haha Brian made a good point and yeah many are two faced, great look at it in your verse.

Lorraine said...

I guess it's a rare individual who treats everyone the same way, that would mean that no one ever had a bad day ;)

Shashi said...

Dear gautami

Some times honesty is revealed in the eyes... you just have to look for it... I liked the way you have structured your verse about it.. and the last line was summing it up neatly..
thanks for sharing..


Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/11/whispers-where-you-will-go.html

kaykuala said...

Right on! Donn't bother of the 2-faced individual.Not many of them anyway!

Hank

Becky Sain said...

Agreed... if you preface your words with honestly sometimes, does that mean you're not being honest the others??
Hmmm...
Nicely done.

Yousei Hime said...

Thank you for reading and commenting at my site. Glad you liked it. I've followed your link for a return visit. This is covertly powerful. Makes me think about how I speak and the level of honestly behind my own words. Recipe for conspiracy paranoia.

Fred said...

Really nice look here. Like the way you put the idea to verse, thanks

Daydreamertoo said...

I think (as Brian) we all wear different masks depending on who we interact with and it isn't true deception. For example, we'd behave differently with out family at home than we would professionally, at work.
But, I too dislike two faced people, can't trust them at all.

pervagus said...

Ouch. Striking and very telling 'Lurking Evil'. Politicians and Lovers can look so similar. Nice write!

Laura Maria said...

That first verse really drew me in. Great writing!

Old Raven said...

This was very good ... the expression upon my face was screwing up into an unpleasant look. Very convincing.

Morning said...

it is a trick,
hard to have the notion fixed.

powerful take.
Happy Sunday,


Do link to poetry picnic today.
smiles.

cosmos cami said...

Funny thing about that word, isn't it. You captured these thoughts well.

Janet said...

profound! well done.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thought-provoking....makes me picture politicians........

Mary said...

Gautami, visiting from Imaginary Gardens. If someone begins a sentence with "Honestly" I tend to be a bit sspicious.. Honesty speaks for itself.stoi

zongrik said...

so is this about a psychopath?

M. A. S. said...

I think the title really works here to make the poem more powerful.

Kay said...

Intriguing topic! Well done.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thought provoking indeed....lovely writing Gautami! :-)

Neni said...

thought provoking idea.. nice poem.. :)

Mary Mansfield said...

Very well written! A liar is a liar, no matter the spin they try to put on the situation.

Lucy Westenra said...

"Honestly" is rather like "Obviously" It ususally isn't! Your poem is cleverly ironic - honestly!