Treasure Island

Babatunde Aremu


Transparent Life


It is rewarding to be transparent
There is an enduring joy
In living with open mind
A man with two faces
Is like a slippery python
Though beautiful without
Is poisonous within
What is the use of life
If a man's is beguiled with deceit
If my face is holy
If I pretend to love
If I am outwardly generous
Yet my mind is filled with vices
Then my living is worthless
Only those are transparent
Can fulfill divine mandates

Submitted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 24, 2014

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  • Elena Lempp (3/20/2014 11:31:00 AM)

    I don't know about the divine, but it is truly hard to live with a mask. One can lose oneself. So it really is better to be honest with your feelings and actions. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (2/20/2014 1:00:00 AM)

    Absolutely great poem! ! So transparent and open to the Divine.
    Being open and honest invites trust and you never have to
    worry about covering up lies or hiding deceiving ways.
    Thank you for sharing your poetical thoughts. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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