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:
Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 62 – Mirror & Fun
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,