Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors …

Was it all smoke and mirrors

that made your love seem so real?

Was it all a dream

or did you love me for a while?

It seemed but a moment in time,

that you came into my life,

like a magician,

out of another space and time.

You came and you took my love,

magically changed my life -.

so that my days began and ended with you.

Your words wove about me,

like a spider’s web

and I could only see the good,

turning a deaf ear to the bad.


You filled my world,

with smoke and mirrors.

The smoke left a haze,

so my eyes couldn’t focus on reality.

Into the mirrors, I stepped,

like Alice in her wonderland,

seeking your kisses and words of love,

while behind me, the clowns were laughing –

knowing that you weren’t loving me.

Giving me the illusion,

like being in a fun house at a carnival.

Every day was a carnival with you,

but the dark thunderous clouds,

on the horizon loomed.


You were just fooling around,

out of the haze, I stepped,

out of that world of mirrors –

to see the harsh reality.

Like when the night,

makes lovers dreamy,

while the moonbeams,

created romantic gleams,.

while I was loving you,

you were just fooling around

and while my heart was breaking –

those clowns just keep on laughing.

I was fooled,

by the world you created,

like some mad magician,

so sure of yourself –

surrounding me with smoke and mirrors.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

6 thoughts on “Smoke and Mirrors

  • August 19, 2018 at 10:36 PM

    Nicely rendered Rasma, of a false love, a pretender. So many people like that, sadly. Well written, emotive and very much enjoyed. Take care.

    • August 20, 2018 at 6:13 PM

      Thank you, Tony. Inspired by this ever changing world and its unpredictable happenings.

  • August 19, 2018 at 10:41 PM

    So heart-breaking when the one you love was only pretending to love you back. Very nicely penned and emotive. Well done, Rasma.

  • August 20, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    It’s a real let down when a person inflicts that pain on another. One feels sorely used and taken advantage of. I hope this person stops victimizing people and come to his senses. Life has a way of getting back at such offenders of the heart. Too many pretenders in our world. Nicely penned Rasma.


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