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Poem - Let me believe

Behind The mask by selimaksan @

Let me believe

When they offer you a glimpse into fantasy
It’s a very alluring proposition
One which you are eager to pursue
As we want to believe
Because belief is tantalising
Belief is security  
Belief is the possibility of dreams made tangible.

Yet conviction is security
And we can hardly fathom
That we could be deceived…
That an individual
Would go to so much effort
To present an illusion.

And yet some people

Are not us
And we are hurt
Like children
And dismayed
In the knowledge
That greed can be manifested
So strongly
And wholly
More than dreams.

So don’t ask us to sing the national anthem
When some don’t rejoice at all
The chorus is uneven.

We are not unified
and yet, 

we believe.

Copyright Lylia Corneli

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A new video poem, The Final Result.