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Treachery Of The Performance

written by: Glen McKenzie

@justabitfurther

 

the deception of theatre

the mask one bears isn't the play

words

sentences

scenes

reveal the truth

hidden disguised in hideous phrases

a masked society of actors on stage

looking good

feeling good

smelling good

reveals the plot

what the stage demands

hidden from others incarcerated by

fences

barriers

boundaries

self is destroyed

society relishes conformity

falseness keeping you a prisoner

locked away within yourself

acting a play within a play

performers confirm the delusion

buried deep in the subplot

read

understand

love

love the make-believe

lust the fantasy; loathe the truth

better the lie for all to stomach

fraud

abstract

invention

i am me behind the mask a breathing soul

living found within layers of life

exposed

flaws

truth

we live a deception in a world not real

fake

fallacy

hallucination

the illusion that all is good

the ultimate illusion

Glen McKenzie

Glen McKenzie

A +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hiker; canoe tripper; adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys craft beer.

Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journey’s filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.

Over the years, have realized that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.

Come and join me.
Glen McKenzie

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