What do you see # 66 – January 25 2021

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For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a person wearing a paper-bag over their head. Words ” Photo shop” are written by hand on the bag

Image credit; Teslariu Mehai @ Unsplash


They say the camera never lies,
I shield myself, protect my eyes,
Hide behind this paper mask,
Why is that? I hear you ask.
It all started long ago,
Young as I was, I didn’t know,
Never pretty, always plain,
Dreams and wishes, denied again:
People pointed, joked and stared,
I retreated, alone and scared,
Lacking stature, style and grace,
I felt the need to hide my face.
Photoshop me as you will,
Laugh if you like, have your fill,
Add to my pain, you cannot see
If I can’t see you, you won’t see me.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to What do you see # 66 – January 25 2021

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh such a poignant poem Di! The pain of this individual is so well depicted. Thanks for joining in.

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Great rhythm and rhyme!

  3. This is very touching and your words had a lovely flow.

  4. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful message.

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