Louis Gibbs


In this world of contradictions,

Many things aren't what they seem.


Suppose this life is but an illusion,

Nothing more than a waking dream?


We seem to be two different sorts,

But imagine if it were true ...


That I am you disguised as me,

And you are me disguised as you?


  • Lizzy Renee

    Beautiful poem.

  • WriteBeLight

    We are all very similar in many ways. Good poem!

    • Louis Gibbs

      Appreciate the comment, WBL. Thanks.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good write, do we know who we are, we all put on different masks depending on the situation.

      • Louis Gibbs

        And what if, behind those masks, we all were one? Thanks for reading and commenting, Goldie.

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        • Louis Gibbs

          Thanks for reading and commenting, Outback.

        • Kat

          A very fine write. It made me wonder if you wrote a poem disguised as me and I wrote one as you. Do you think people could figure out it wasn't so. I believe they could because we each have our own style. Nicely done!

          • Louis Gibbs

            And what if behind our disguises we, in fact, Were all one ... with our own styles? A little Buddhist philosophy to tickle the thought process this morning. I like your style, Kat! Thanks for commenting, my friend.

          • orchidee

            A fine write Louis.

            • Louis Gibbs

              Thank you so much, orchidee!

            • Candlewitch

              dear Louis,

              this is food for thought! as usual... good work!

              *hugs, Cat

              • Louis Gibbs

                Hopefully the food tastes alright to you. Thanks for your comment, Cat!

              • Fay Slimm

                We all overlap in many respects - -love the wit in your imaginings Louis.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  Indeed we do, Fay, for which I am pleased and honored. Glad you appreciated it!

                • Santita

                  You have me thinking here, Louis. Thought-provoking writing.

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    I\'m so pleased your thought process was triggered by my offering, Santita! Much appreciate your comment, and am honored that you saved it as a favorite.

                  • FredPeyer

                    A very apt title to a very intriguing poem! Maybe the world would be a better place if your last stanza would be true.

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      There are those of us who strongly suspect that it is ... that in fact we all are one, just wearing different faces/disguises. Interesting concept! Thanks for your thoughts, Fred.

                    • Michael Edwards

                      The masks are the same - the difference lies behind them - I am now beginning to wonder what I am talking about - heigh ho - love the poem nevertheless.

                      • Louis Gibbs

                        What if the masks are the only difference ... what lies behind them is the same? What if neither is true? We could go on forever chasing our tails, I suppose. Thanks for your thoughtful reply, Michael!

                        • Michael Edwards

                          Chasing tails behind a mask - now there's a thought - I think!

                        • Diamond

                          I suppose the last couplet of this poem is the essence and purpose of "Poetry", though it's bold of me to make such a big statement. An excellent piece you share.

                          • Louis Gibbs

                            A bold speculation you offer about the essence and purpose of poetry, with which I'm inclined to agree! Thank you for your complimentary and thoughtful review, Diamond.

                          • malubotelho

                            Freaky Friday? Lovely poem. Nice reading.

                            • Louis Gibbs

                              Happy Friday to you, MB! Thanks for commenting.

                            • Martina Lynch

                              Where I end you begin...deep thoughts...thank you for sharing.Love it!

                              • Louis Gibbs

                                Thanks for appreciating it, Martina!

                              • private poet

                                So simple but so clever

                                • Louis Gibbs

                                  I concur, pp. Clever needn't be complicated, does it. Thanks for your reply!

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