You try to hide, but I know you’re there. I can hear it when they walk, and smell it in their smiles. The truth is that you inebriate them with lies. Overflowing their very presence like air under pressure. Shame that some of them can’t even stand up straight, staggering through social media unaware that their ignorance is showing. You have taught them to expose their nakedness. Now their heart is blackened with the scars of falsehood, and their minds poisoned with comfort. Sometimes they are even unaware of the stench they carry like walking viruses and destructive pestilence. They sit among graves and befriend the first corpse they see smiling. You think you know wisdom, but foolishness is bathed in your shadow, and kindness is a game you play on the minds of the weak; snickering behind the concocted words of flattery and the secret winking you perform under the mask you wear. You have even fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. Casting manipulating spells on the unknown, yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig. Indeed you are deception, a lie that is made to look like the truth.
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Yecheilyah (e-SEE-li-yah, affectionately nicknamed EC) is an Author, Blogger, Poet and psychology major at Argosy University, Atlanta with a concentration in child and adolescent studies. She is the founder of Literary Korner Publishing and The PBS Blog. She enjoys helping other writers through her book reviews, author interviews and other writing services for authors. The PBS Blog is where she does most of her writing where she's received 13 blog awards from her peers and has been among Reedsy's Best Book Review blogs of 2017 and 2018. When she's not writing, Yecheilyah is studying and spending time with her lovely family. She lives in Marietta, GA with her wonderful and supportive husband. View all posts by Yecheilyah