Good afternoon everyone, I hope the new year has started well for you all! Mine has been a mixed bag so far, and my body is struggling to get back into the work routine, so I’m tired all the time… Alas, it’s not very conducive to good writing.
So in the meantime, I present Under Pressure for today’s Throwback Thursday! Posted back in February 2017, it deals with the pressures and judgments we face every day, both from society and from those around us. I hope you enjoy 🙂
Deep within your head,
Social values play their game,
When the mirror’s had its fun,
You no longer look like you.
Emma H, age 26, 13/09/2017
Written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 62 – “Mirror” & “Fun”. If you want to have a go, you can follow the link below:
Photo taken (by me) in the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh.
On our niggling insecurities,
Our insatiable greed,
Our competitive spirit,
Our unjustifiable fear of Difference.
We stumble through life,
Eyes closed to injustices,
Mired in apathy,
Into shameful selfishness.
We are chained
To the rhythm of the money printing press,
We are tethered
To time ticking down the relentless hours,
What have I become?
I am naught but a failure.
Success and happiness are an illusion:
An unattainable nirvana just beyond the horizon
That we hunt like ravenous wolves,
I can feel the cold stare of a thousand soulless eyes,
Ablaze with scorn and judgment left overt and undisguised,