Shakiness in Perception

Creative Corner Edition Nº11 Prompt

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But I thought it this way,
No, you were wrong.

How would I know,
That’s what you thought?

That’s the shakiness in perception,
What is black to you is white to me.

This is why most things are grey,
Both are right in equal quantities.

I am right you are wrong,
This battle leads to nowhere but pointless agony.

Perception is a tricky game,
Which is won only if we communicate.

Trust but verify,
Isn’t that what people say?

Sometimes what we perceive is so baffling,
The rational mind goes on a holiday.

Then what we perceive seems like the gospel truth,
If only we stop listening to our ego that blinds us from the truth.

We must know both sides of a story,
For then we can avoid unwanted misery.

Perception is indeed a mind game,
Those that seek the truth survive to tell the real tale.

Thank you Diana C. for another thought-provoking prompt. It made me think that sometimes what we perceive to be the truth is far away from the REAL truth.



𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 & 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴.

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