Egocentric Mirror of Illusion

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In this philosophical poem of Vatsala, we are reminded of the Shakespearian world order in Macbeth, where the witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” Here’s a poignant verse that captures the illusive world of reflections, for Different Truths.

O egocentric mirror of Illusion!
Reflections of illogical temptation,
Now, I recognise your claws of confusion.

You paint the bad in glossy red
And the good in dull grey,
You picture immorality as independence
And self-control as ignorance,
You smile at the selfish devil
And swear at the selfless angel

In your world, Darkness is the winner
And Light’s brightness, the eternal loser.

O egocentric mirror of illusion!
Yours is the upside-down
world of perfect chaos and degradation,
Now, I’m no longer blinded
by your hypocritical imagination,
My mind and soul flow in the stream
of pure and true divine revelation.

©Vatsala Radhakeesoon

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Born in Mauritus, in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius). She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.