Get Your Premium Membership

'Illusion of Me'

You stepped all over the depth of me
You tore apart the essence of my being
You short changed the altered parts
Only to realize what you thought was me 
Was the illusion you wish you had

Now look at me - 
Inhale the fragrance of an illusion lost 
Of the manifestation of your mind
This is all of me
  The curves
    The smile
       The walk
The sway of my hips

I know you wish you could
        have a second chance 
at walking all over the depth of me

Guess what?
All you see today
Was never yours to begin with
Walk away and watch me sway 
Watch me dance to my own tune
Not the illusion of your warped mind

I got up
  I smiled 
    I walked away 
      Watch me sway 

While you drown in the illusion of me  


Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 9/29/2015 7:36:00 PM
So strong so RIGHT! Light & Love
Login to Reply
Date: 9/19/2015 2:00:00 PM
Loved this Wilma. You remind me of Maya Angelou. Hurt, yet able to stand for herself and assert her own person, not to be stepped-on. You really are a poetess after my own heart. hugs!
Login to Reply
Date: 9/19/2015 8:05:00 AM
I know this feeling, I know this feeling--the wish to wiggle out a second chance from the jaws of misjudgment
Login to Reply
Date: 9/19/2015 7:07:00 AM
Hello Wilma, enjoyed the self assuredness you portray here, its a difficult balancing act living out the role born to woman and man, I wonder how much going wrong is down to external/material influence..? Got me thinking here..'
Login to Reply
Date: 9/17/2015 9:14:00 AM
Hey Wilma, stopped by for a visit. This is a wonderful poem from you reflecting great personal strength and inner confidence. I wish more women would adapt this mindset and lift themselves up no matter what else is going on around them or what others may view them as. Excellent writing and expression. Be Blessed, Neva
Login to Reply
Date: 9/17/2015 3:04:00 AM
You go girl!! You sure told THIS guy off...Words from a woman who knows who and what she is and is proud of it! I like the way you walked away AND I like the way you sway...
Login to Reply
Date: 9/16/2015 9:23:00 AM
Hi Wilma: I just loved this self affirming prose that you know who you are and what he had was real but became an illusion because he was a fool! My compliments.
Login to Reply
Date: 9/16/2015 1:16:00 AM
that is AWESOME . You tell it, Girl!! A very self affirming poem!
Login to Reply
Date: 9/15/2015 1:59:00 PM
- Waking up with a smile ...... then the day is great ...... whatever - A lovely poem, Wilma - Best wishes and hugs //Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Date: 9/15/2015 9:15:00 AM
I'm not normally a fan of free verse, but this I like a lot.
Login to Reply