#SoCS August 13, 2022- Underneath

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is; starts with “u.” Find a word that starts with the letter “u” and use it however you’d like. Bonus points if it’s the first word in your post. Enjoy!

Underneath it all
you're still just like the others
No-one is perfect

Posts show happiness
But behind the camera
I know your heart aches

Correcting those faults
That you think makes you lesser
Ones only you see

Layering filters
Hiding the truth of your life
Just for acceptance

Don't do it. Be you
Show them your reality
Love what's underneath

Ritu 2022

A poem dedicated to those out in the public eye and those who want to be out there but who feel like they need to show a perfection that isn’t realistic.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and each of us has our own perception.

Sometimes your filters hide your true beauty.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Aug 17, 2022 @ 03:20:05

    I love this!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 15, 2022 @ 18:36:48

    Beautiful! You also have a wonderful handwriting, Sis! Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  3. bikerchick57
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 16:36:04

    No one is perfect…
    I know this is a message for self, Ritu, but it’s also a good message for those who choose to judge and ridicule others. Nope, no one is perfect, and we need to remind ourselves of that and not make it a self or outward-projected negativity.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Sadje
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 13:42:06

    Very important point Ritu

    Liked by 1 person


  5. willowdot21
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 13:29:23

    Beautiful poem Sis. We both chose the same word but wrote completely different poems 💜💜💕

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Grace
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 12:02:39

    So true

    Liked by 1 person


  7. beth
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:03:07

    yes, it’s so important . be who you are

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Darlene
    Aug 13, 2022 @ 10:55:22

    Lovely! A perfect poem.

    Liked by 1 person


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