The Jester

Keeping up appearances

is what we do

Whilst on the inside

our mood is completely blue

πŸŒ‘

We smile and chat

as if all is fine

The reality is not

so benign

πŸŒ‘

We are the jester

all happy and content

but in our mind

we are suffering anguish and

torment

πŸŒ‘

We all need to learn

to look beyond the smile

So the real mood we see

rather than the guile

23 Comments

      1. Stuart

        I always have. Childhood stuff that I’ve never fully recovered from. It’s all part of my challenges in life!

        I try and show more emotion but my programming takes some rewiring! 😊

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      2. π‘Ήπ’π’ƒπ’Šπ’ 🧬

        Ah, I see, totally understand :). I’ve met other people with a similar issue.

        For some reason, my childhood issues caused me to express myself More, so in fact I have the opposite problem! Possibly because my close family were so UNexpressive, and would never perceive my emotions correctly, so I had to be very free and expressive with my emotions to try to get them across. Or maybe I’ve simply always lacked inhibition. For sure it made a lot of situations worse!

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  1. Florence Ezekafor

    I call this “packaging”. The more concealing the package, the more difficult for someone to know what is on the inside. It’s what we all do to appear as if everything is perfect. But everything is not alright most of the time. Well written poem.

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