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Perception !!

Poetry By: attanasio

I was thinking about how we percieve the world around us. I felt compelled to write about perception.

Submitted:Nov 21, 2012    Reads: 34    Comments: 9    Likes: 4   




Sensory input, rationalized mentally

Conjured and intuitive assessment

Conceptual, biased reality, imagined

Mental recreation of fact; perception


We see what we want to see,

And hear what we want to hear.

"I can't believe he was a killer,"

"He seemed like such a nice guy"


"She is such a slut"

"He is a selfish bastard"

"She is a bitch"

"He is a womanizer and a cad"


Labels, based on perception

Judged reality by our assessment

Shared with others for validation

Of our own ambiguous imagery


Our own perception of ourselves

Not based on reality, but conjured

Camouflaged by desire and confidence

Blended with self-esteem and fantasy


Our lives are controlled by perception

Input from our senses processed

With semi-conscious assessment

Always question your perception!


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