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The New Culture Of Pretense

Beauty Unfolds 11 – Click on image for details

Authenticity is so important to one’s well being, but seemingly it’s absent a majority of the time in this new culture of pretense.

Sadly, bait and switch has become the norm rather than the exception. It’s alarming that those who practice this behavior see no harm in deceiving others to fuel their own progress! Thankfully, in the end, there is such a thing called Karma. No bad deed goes unpunished and no good deed goes unrewarded!

Be your authentic self and let others love you for who you are — the real you! In similar fashion, practice acceptance of others. No two people were created the same. Through our differences do we learn to foster tolerance, growth and belief in powers greater than ourselves.

If a person’s actions conflict with their words, chances are authenticity has been compromised. Habits, good or bad, are hard to break! Conclusion, I’d bet my money on actions any day – – for they speak louder than words! Don’t be deceived by schmoozers. Let time reveal a person’s true identity.   Respect others as you too wish to be respected. Show appreciation often. Criticize constructively. Find joy in simple things. May peace and happiness be with you now and always as you journey towards being your authentic self!

Contents compiled: September 4 2019
Originally published: September 7 2019
Artwork by: Moylom Art Studio
Copyright © 2019 Moylom Art Studio

Digital Art, Short Stories

Mesmerized 35


He was mesmerized
by her beauty
and gave her
whatever she wanted.

She was mesmerized
by his wealth
and pretended
to love him.

neither were happy
money cannot buy love.


Contents written April 14 2019
Digital Art by Moylom Art Studio
Copyright ©2019 Moylom Art Studio


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Settling for less



It’s sad that he’s not
the object of her affection.
It’s sad that he’s not
the one she desires more than anything.
It’s just sad that he’s not
the one she can’t live without.

It’s sad that he’s not
loved for all that he is.
It’s sad that he’s not
appreciated for all his efforts.
It’s just sad that he’s not
cherished like a rare gem he’s always been.

It’s sad that he’s not
pampered and adored.
It’s sad that he’s not
her Knight in shining armor.
It’s just sad that he’s not
her one true love…her everything.

It’s sad that he’s not
aware that she’s playing him for a fool.
It’s sad that he’s not
aware she’s focused on only one thing.
It’s sad that he’s not
aware she doesn’t love him the way she should.
It’s just sad he’s not
aware that he has settled for less than he deserves.


Image source: Digital Art by A ~I.R.B.
Contents compiled: February 24 2017
Originally published: February 25 2017
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