Looks Can Be Deceiving

Melissa Sharr 1994 (Maryville Mo)

Looks can be deceiving,  this much is true.
For what we see on the surface, may not always be the truth.
A smile can hide a broken heart
A beautiful face may not always have a beautiful heart.

We often judge based on what we see
But sometimes there's more than what mets the eye
A person's appearance can be a mask
Hiding their struggles,  their pain, their past.

A mansion may seem grand full of wealth
But inside it may be emptier than a shelf
A person's possessions do not define
A depth of character,  the strength of their mind.

Looks can be deceiving  they can lead us astray
Building us to the reality making us sway
We must look beyond the surface beyond the facade
To truly understand to truly applaud

For a plain book may have the most beautiful story
A simple person may have the most extraordinary journey
A rough diamond may shine the brightest
A scared heart may love deeper

So let's not be fooled by what we see
For looks can be deceiving its not always what
It seems.
Let's peel back the layers uncover the truth.
Embrace the imperfections and see the beauty in you.

About this poem

This poem is about not everyone is who they say they are just because it glitters doesn't is gold.

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Written on April 17, 2023

Submitted by Missybentley2021 on April 18, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,088
Words 215
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5

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Am a married 28 women. I live in a small town close to Kansas City MO. I love to write not going poems I love to write anything. Poems are just my very favotite. more…

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  • EdwinRayTanguma
    Cool read…If I do say so myself…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPRGfGmCmU&pp=ygVIdGhlIGRvb2JpZSBicm90aGVycyB5b3Ugd291bGRudCBrbm93IGEgZGlhbW9uZCBpZiB5b3UgaGVsZCBpbiB5b3VyIGhhbmQg …I still remember when I went aboard that rainbow appearing craft that GUU didn’t take pictures of…I saw my dad my brother Arturo and GUU gazing at what appeared to be televisions…I too wanted to join in a watch tv like all of the others…Yes there were quite a few others…But they told me that was not for me…Well I saw things while I was aboard yet I still can’t remember all of it…But I do remember at that time Smokey And The Bandit was in and I thought I could by a Trans Am with $40…So I asked them how much their ride might cost…And they told me it wouldn’t cost a cent…Well I asked IF I could have it then…I did eat drink and talk with them for a spell…I don’t know how much time it was…But I do remember asking them agin if I could have their ride…They replied maybe one day it will be your bride…Go figure…Believe it or not…I guess their civilization had evolved past money and useless stuff… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac&pp=ygUcZ2VvcmdlIGNhcmxpbiBzdHVmZiBvcmlnaW5hbA== …Whoo needs a house when there are storage units ???i’m single for life…lol 
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