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The Show Must Go On

February 25, 2022
By Kiriko BRONZE, Shenzhen, Other
Kiriko BRONZE, Shenzhen, Other
3 articles 5 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
You can never see a rainbow unless you raise your head. - Yamada Ichiro


You tell me,

           Stop being so studious

           why work when no one else does?

                 as if I have never seen you working till three in your dorm

 


You tell me,

          Stop being so pompous

          why be different when no one else is?

                as if I have never seen you with crossed fingers for leadership positions

 


You tell me,

          Stop being so serious

          why don’t chill and socialize as everyone else does?

               as if you are not working all day and night

 


I tell you, 

      Stop being so hypocritical

      why not just stop being double-faced

            as if I'm not calling the kettle black

 


I tell you,

      Stop being so judgmental

      why not just judge yourself first

             as if I don't have a plank in my own eye

 


I tell you,

      Stop being so querulous

      why not just stop dwelling on how your teacher grades you 

             as if I didn’t do it myself

 

Such hypocrites. You and I.

But the show must go on.


The author's comments:

Have you ever seen this phenomenon around you or on you before at school? Your friends ask you did you studied or not for your test, and you replied no. There is an exchange, but both sides know you are lying. This is what I am trying to present to your readers. This hypocritic show that everyone of us acts in. 


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Kiriko BRONZE said...
on Mar. 20 2022 at 8:44 am
Kiriko BRONZE, Shenzhen, Other
3 articles 5 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
You can never see a rainbow unless you raise your head. - Yamada Ichiro

Thank you!!! I hope this poem can resonate in people's bosoms if they are experiencing this as well www

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 8 2022 at 3:41 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
89 articles 7 photos 1800 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

100% true and relatable...
Good work getting this on editor's choice...⭐⭐⭐