What are some of the deepest poems you’ve ever heard or read?

Anything by Warsan Shire

Answer by Paizli Palmrose:

Reality Check

You put on a face for the human race
That says I got it all together
Reality Check

You put on a face for the human race
That says I got it all together
Mask aside what does it hide
In the pain cave of your heart

Are we really meant to live this way
Rumors of destruction every day
Hearts breaking all the time
Greed, poverty, death by crime

The haves chilling while it’s all going right
But he facade can shatter just overnight
The only sure thing once you’ve been born
Is that death will take you some future morn

You build yourself a castle mighty fortified
And pretend you’re all safe and happy inside
But everything is dross, kindling for the fire
If you cling too tight you’ll be drug through the mire

You put on a face for the human race
That says I got it all together
Mask aside what does it hide
In the pain cave of your heart

What are some of the deepest poems you’ve ever heard or read?

 

Xochielt Sanchez

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