The real McCoy

Amuse the masses from behind the mask
A stellar vale to hide the truth aghast
Humour oozing from acidic wounds of pain
Fragile, foaming coverup frothy as the air
Readjusted, realigned to ensure its punchline
Focused furthest from the authentic deliverer
A flimsy film fortified with fear avoided
Exacerbated by the foam of uncemented footing
Lack of self a precarious Jenga stack
Where we remove more pieces of ourselves
And leave only a hallow empty shell
The perception of what the people want
No consideration or concern taken in
For the genuine article sprung from the soul
Time to throw the should be, would be out
And just be
The roots that are the real McCoy
The truth

Debbie Gravett © 2021.08.21

FOWC: Amuse
FOWC: Exacerbate
RDP: Aghast
RDP: Frothy as Air

Image by Annette Meyer from Pixabay

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