Poem: The ‘Perfect’ Life On Social Media.

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The ‘perfect’ lie/life, is the pressure to maintain appearances dictating our lives?

A Poem by Alia Nadhira

Mask,

An illusion created,

A skill mastered,

A manipulated surface of your soul.

Character built solely off perfection,

An artificial taste of happiness,

You are the dominant puppeteer

Of your followers.

You plaster a smile on your face,

As your mind starts to decay,

As you drown in your own thoughts

Of no longer wanting to exist.

Striving to escape this harsh reality,

Grasping onto whatever is left

Of your perfect life,

Burying your misery behind social media.

– Leah