The Great Pretender


You throw the punchlines,
But the joke’s always been on you
You say all the clich├ęs
But you only speak and not do

You tell your friends to have hope
But you turn your back when there’s a slope
You tell a girl you love her,
But love for yourself you can’t even foster

You talk like you’re loud and proud,
But wear a mask when there’s a crowd
Be warned, for in this game of pretending,
You’ll only lose in the ending

-The DementED

You might also want to check out my previous poem: Smooth Seas