In this world you are always looking,

Seeking something that eludes you.

What is it?

Is it understanding?

Understanding how you are perceived?

Perceived by acquaintances?

Perceived by enemies?

Perceived by friends?

That perception always alludes you

Until that time when you realise,

Realise that it is within you.

And until your own perception is seen,

Seen by yourself,

Others will never see it.


  • orchidee

    I'm perceiving that this is a good write Gold!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi, much appreciated.

      • orchidee

        Boohoo! I'm also perceiving my marriage is imminent. To KP or that Shirley creature on EastEnders? I can't marry Worzel's sister! heehee.

      • FredPeyer

        Goldfinch, you may have been inspired by Mugsdaddy, but you wrote something all your own. Something beautiful and true, your own self. Sometimes we worry too much about how other people see us and end up slipping into a role, playing the person we think they want to see. And that person may not be us.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true Fred, we all put on masks for other people and sometimes they may be hard to remove.

        • Poetic Dan


          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you PD you are most generous.

          • WL Schuett

            A fine perceptive poem , lots of truth here . Well done

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you WL, much appreciated.

            • malubotelho

              This is great writing Goldie. It made me think even more about that question. Am I being myself? The beginning is to find our true self, what is not easy either.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Malu, we must see ourselves first.

            • Louis Gibbs

              "Know thyself", a worthy and imperative goal, well spoken herein, Goldie!

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you for your kind words Louis.

              • dusk arising

                What an aura we create through self knowledge...... but people need to be perceptive to perceive dont they. And they do say that first impressions last ...which is sometimes true. Sight being the dominant sense makes a nonsense of the whole issue....

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thanks very much for your inciteful comment DA, it is much appreciated.

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