The Hidden Self



A portrait of a man without a face,
Soulless painting,
Occupies it's throne,
Drowned by the stains of tears,
But a place of honor on the wall.

Impressively laughs,
To every existence,
Who dares to look at it,
You get lost while staring,
In the heavy light,
A blurred vision of yourself,
The darkest or brightest side,
The place of your inner depth.

You see yourself in the reflection of that image,
But nobody wants a naked soul,
Publicly shown,
Trick is,
Nobody sees you,
Do you like what you see?
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Written on June 14, 2024

Submitted by Tsuki on June 14, 2024

Modified by Tsuki on June 16, 2024

33 sec read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme XABXX XXXAXXXX XXBXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 507
Words 111
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 8, 6

Uma Cokovic

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2 Comments
  • karlcfolkes
    The hidden self. What a revealing image of our psyche!‘
    Das verborgene Selbst. Was für ein Aufschlussreiches Bild unserer Psyche!
    LikeReply 127 days ago
    • Tsuki
      thank you, hope you liked it
      LikeReply26 days ago
  • achebe_d
    Yes I like what I see
    Thanks for the poem
    LikeReply 128 days ago
    • Tsuki
      Thank you very much, it means a lot to me
      LikeReply28 days ago

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