We all have done it – at some times in our lives. We choose to believe what is not necessarily the truth and we hide behind rose colored glasses. Most of the time we do so really not knowing we are doing it, rose colored glasses become a way of protecting ourselves from the things that destroy or distort what our lives will or have become. Self-preservation is a huge part of the human condition and probably the most important. The reality of life is that sooner or later the rose colored glasses do come off and the truth of what they were hiding is exposed. When rose colored glasses come off and we set them aside is not the true measure of the person that is wearing them. The true measure is what we do with the truth and how we react to what the rose colored glasses were hiding. We either can’t handle the truth and we slowly put them back on, or we fold them up and put them in their case for another time.
“Rose Colored Glasses”
Sometimes we wear glasses the color of rose,
Our minds begin to hide things it already knows.
We wear the glasses the color of rose every once in a while,
For a minute, day, month, or year to make us smile.
We have visions, dreams, hopes and high ideals,
Harmony, joyful, rose colored glasses make us feel.
Much as it hurts the rose colored glasses off they come,
Without them reality makes us sad and sometimes numb.
Viewing life without the glasses the color of rose,
It isn’t always a fairy tale or like a moving picture show.
When the rose color glasses come off don’t feel jaded,
Just because your dreams, ambitions or love has faded.
Keep your dreams, hopes and spirit whenever in doubt,
Someday you may learn what rose colored glasses are all about.
By Kurt James
Kurt James © 2017
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