Author: Mark Spencer


Some people seem to try so hard
To leave an impression.
Using money and property,
Even their profession.

They do it all so you'll believe
They are special or cool.
They won't step out of character
For fear they'd look the fool.

The clown, the jock, the debutant,
They all wear this disguise.
They create their grand illusions,
To blind the public's eyes.

For if the crowd believes the lie,
It will become their shield.
The truth will slip behind the veil,
Forevermore concealed.

And they will fan deception's flame,
Until their lives conclude.
Then all of them will face the truth,
As each life is reviewed.

They'll look back on their legacy,
Facing sad conclusions...
Impressions that they left behind,
Were only illusions.

That's how the world remembers them,
Their well constructed lies.
While who they are just fades away,
Behind a shrewd disguise.

But who they are died long ago,
Lost to feigned expressions.
A fate that waits for any...who
Only leave impressions.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Colin ( -- Wednesday, October 28 2009, 04:09 pm

well you are certainly leaving an 'impression'.

well you are certainly leaving an 'impression' on your readers with your keen insight, wit and sensitivity on life and living....
shiloh ( -- Wednesday, October 28 2009, 04:31 pm

your words echo old truths...

someone once penned words to the effect of... "if the truth is not as interesting as the fable, go with the latter, and it will become the truth..." so very true, and your words echo the thought - people believe what they want to, regardless of truth.
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