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Altered Perception
29/M/mauritius    An altered perception of the world brought through psychedelic lenses further melting down an already liquid reality.

Poems

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
and not like one of them Megatrons.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
strangers trying to tell you who you are!

Perception, perception,
judging the book by it's cover.
Perception, perception,
making false facts about each other!

Walking down your street,
what do you see?
A little old man,
who you think is crazy.

Have you ever talked to him once?
Do you even know his name?
Do you think you are God?
Do you find Judgement to be some sort of game?

When the truth rises to the surface,
you will see,
that this man was in the Middle East,
killing Iraqis!

Fighting for your freedom,
by killing other men,
getting blood,
on his innocent hands.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
and not like one of them Megatrons.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
strangers trying to tell you who you are!

Perception, perception,
judging the book by it's cover,
perception, perception,
making false facts about each other!

Your walking through the mall,
what do you see?
A teenage girl,
pretty as can be.

But by the magnitude of her beauty,
your mind concludes,
that she is a *****,
and is very rude.

Have you ever talked to her once?
Do you even know her name?
Do you think you are God?
Do you find Judgement to be some sort of game?

For all you know,
she could be bruised to the bone.
With a father that beats her,
he likes the way she moans.

But you know nothing,
and still you judge.
Holding against her,
an imaginary grudge.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
and not like one of them Megatrons.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
strangers trying to tell you who you are!

Perception, perception,
judging the book by it's cover.
Perception, perception,
making false facts about each other!

Who made you a God?
Who do you think you are?
Who made you a God?
Who do you think you are?

Your nature disgusts me,
labelling people like it's your job.
I'm asking you to trust me,
stop making people you don't know sob.

Why judge the book by it's cover,
when the words inside are worth so much more?
Why consider every man a ****,
or every women to be a *****?

Words hurt like sticks and stones,
if the person throwing has a good arm.
They have been known to break bones,
leaving your self respect to be disarmed.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
and not like one of them Megatrons.

Perception, perception,
mother of deception,
strangers trying to tell you who you are!

Perception, perception,
judging the book by it's cover.
Perception, perception,
making false facts about each other!

Who made you a God?
Who do you think you are?
Who made you a God?
Who do you think you are?
Copyright Barry Pietrantonio and Ryan Kotowski.
Thank you again Ryan, for writing with me. It is always an honor.
Big Virge Feb 2020
For Some It Seems Perception ... LEANS ...  
Toward THOSE Dreams of ... " FANTASIES " ...  

But TRAGICALLY The CATASTROPHE ...  
Is Perception ISN'T Better Than ... REALITY ... !!!
In FACT Thoughts Like These NEED Some CLARITY ... !!!  
  
Perceptive Brains NEED To ... TAKE THE STRAIN ... !!!!!  
And DEAL With The REAL Rather Than Leave The Keel ...  
UneVenLY Balanced And ... PAINFULLY Challenged ... !!!  
  
By This ... What I Mean ...  
IS ... " Living The Dream " ...  
AIN'T ALL That It ... " SEEMS " ...  
  
Sometimes Within Life You HAVE To FACE Trials ...  
That REALLY ... AREN'T That Nice ... !!!!!  
  
NO TIME For DENIAL Or ... " Jeremy Kyle " ... !!!!!!!!!!!!  
THAT Line ... Makes Me Smile ... !!!  
  
What's Up With THAT SHOW ... ?!?  
Perception FULL BLOWN WITHOUT The ... " Green Mile " ...  
  
NOBODY Can Know Another Mans' WOES ... !!!  
Perception Is Something ... Reality BLOWS ... !!!!  
  
When Comfort Zones Go And FALSEHOODS Unfold ..................  
Perceptions of People ... Make Some Turn To EVIL ... !!!  
  
"He ain't no bad guy, he don't know the game !  
We'll make him feel like, he's sweeter than cane !"  
  
See ... " Kindness For Weakness " ...  
Can Leave People ... TEETHLESS ... !!!
  
It's ALL A Deception This FAITH in ... " Perception " ...  
  
"He's got to sell drugs, just look at his mug,  
and look at his hair, it makes me feel scared !"  
  
See Perception's A LAIR Where Cats Should BEWARE ... !!!  
Cos' Reality BITES Just Like Those ... BED MITES ... !!!  
  
Affecting Your Sleep When Thoughts Start To ... "creep" ...  
INTO YOUR CONSCIENCE Because of PURE NONSENSE ... !!?!!  
  
Like ACTS of Deceit That Leads Some To ... "CHEAT" ...  
And Treat Their Beliefs Like Leaves Blown On Streets ...  
  
THROWN Here And There In FACT ... EVERYWHERE ...  
As If What They KNOW Just ... CANNOT Be So ... !?!  
  
Now THAT DON'T Add Up ... Perception And TRUST ...  
TRUST What You KNOW ... NOT What Is On SHOW ... !!!!!  
  
THE HYPE's Been DEFINED ...  
PERCEIVE ... What You Like ... !!!  
  
I Deal In What's FACT NOT Fantasy Acts ... !!!!!  
  
It Seems That Most Minds PERCEIVE What They Like ...  
Rather Than Walk The Path Where DARK Finds The Light ... !!!  
  
Perception Will ALWAYS PREVAIL In These Types ...  
Who Just CANNOT Face ... The Darkest of Times ... !!!!!  
  
Because They THEN SEE What REALITY Feeds ... !!!!!  
SEEDS And SEAMS That Sometimes Seem ...  
As If THE DREAM ... AIN'T Quite So Clean ... !!!!!  
  
But Truth Be Told As Time ... U N F O L D S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
  
It Is Just What It ... NEEDS To Be ... !!!!!  
FILLED With ... Vagaries of Scenes ...  
  
Scenes of MORE Than ... PETTY Wars ...  
Scenes of PEACE ... And YES BEAUTY ...  
And EVEN Scenes of .... UNITY ....  
  
Which ALL EMBRACE ... " REALITY " ... !!!  
  
But Reality's SEAMS AREN'T ALL Like These ... !!!  
It's Balance and TRUTH That ... In MY VIEW ...  
SHOULD Be USED ... To School The Confused ... !!!!!  
  
Cos There Are A Few Who'd Rather CHOOSE ...  
Perception OVER ... What Is TRUE ... ?!?  
  
So ....
Is Perception BETTER Than ... " Reality " ...  
These Days I Can SEE ...
How To Some It Can Seem That It May Just Be ... ?!?  
  
I Guess That's The LESSON That Leaves MANY STRESSING ...  
The Ideas of INCEPTION ... That Minds Be ACCEPTING ...  
  
So Here's My LAST QUESTION ...  
Is It All A Deception That's NEEDING CORRECTION ... ?!?  
  
Or NOW An ... INFECTION ...  
That NEEDS To STOP Spreading ...  
Peoples' ... " CONCEPTIONS " ...  
  
Of Life Through ...  
  
..... " Perception " ......
What You Perceive May Indeed ... Deceive ...
Dave Williams Oct 2015
nothing is above what we think
because the perception of reality
is what's thought

nothing is above what we own
because the perception of success
is what's bought

nothing is above what we find
because the perception of fortune
is what's caught

nothing is above what we see
because the perception of distance
is what's short

nothing is above what we want
because the perception of desire
is what's rought

nothing is above what we are
because the perception of selfless
is what's taught

nothing is above my intention
because your perception
of what it is that i do
doesn't make sense to me at all