Poetry: Wired to be Hypocrites

Wired to be Hypocrites

Dual cameras & dual personalities

Enraging enigmas vs docile delusions

We’re Wired to be Hypocrites

100s of likes on fundraising posts

A blind eye to the poor kid next door

We’re Wired to be Hypocrites

Shiny selfies, filtered copies

Sacchrine words & suppressed wishes

I ask, where’s the real me?

Where’s the genuine you?

“100% real, 100% organic, 100% cruelty free”

Oh if it was really true, would the profit in ledgers still look the same?

Chasing a mirage, feeding our alter-egos

We’re Wired to be Hypocrites

They must go to war!

They must fight back…

Will you serve the nation for a day?

Let’s reflect a bit and see,

How we’re Wired to be Hypocrites

Emerges the unmasked version of us,

in bits and pieces sometimes…

Trying to fit in, to not be vulnerable,

Quickly, the mask finds its place of honour again…

How amazingly we’re Wired to be Hypocrites

In this mad rat-race, almost a nutcase

How much of real is left?

Painted in shades of grey, we’re all

Wired to be Hypocrites

There’s more to this, more stories of surprise

Maybe a fault of yours & a flaw in me

The world is such and so are we,

We’re all Wired to be Hypocrites

Dare to be different, dare to be you

Pause for a moment, reflect a bit

You’ll know it too that in some way,

We’re all Wired to be Hypocrites