Silent falling bird of a flock

…Hiding my emotions like an enamoured prostitute.

Or an actor, trying to make his debut on this twisted scale.

Harloting my way through life, a simulated masquerade, trying not to ‘fail’.

Beneath, this masked trade hides a performer. me.

Outside lies the judging audience, silent observer. THEM.

Only one believes the performance matters and fears judgment; from THEM:


Icarus with his smouldering wings.

Burning in an ocean of inexistent flames.

Written by Issa Dioume

Author’s site : Writing, Improving, Coffee

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  1. …Hiding my emotions like an enamoured prostitute.
    Or an actor, trying to make his debut on this twisted scale.
    This is my favorite line from this beautiful piece. I like to hide my emotions all the time but judgments are just uncontrollably everywhere. Fact of life. You are good with playing with your words that create such a relatable message through poetry. I love this ♥️ keep it up!

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  2. Of the ones I have posted, I’d say chameleon, insist, Reward and what’s it worth…obviously in different iterations though

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  3. You have such a flair for that punch in the gut feeling that I love so much from poetry. I’m reading and reading and each word has more of an impact than the last. Your writing is amazing. You are very talented. This piece punched me in the chest. Bravo, truly. Bravo!

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  4. Hi 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out in a comment — I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately (you can always delete this comment…)

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    Happy blogging!

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  5. I still can’t believe that English isn’t your first language. I wish I could write half as prettily in French and you do in English.

    Once again the imagery in this piece is just so flamboyant but simple and true to life. love it!

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