(12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

Character Versus Pretence

Character lies beneath your skin
Pretence shines on your surface
Character never is a mannequin
Success and progress bless your face.

Character lies beyond pretence
Pretence yield nothing of value
Character never is an offence
Success and progress inhabit a loo or an igloo.

Character lies beyond skies
Pretence embraces dour defences
Character never devours pesky pies
Success and progress loathe offences.

Character lies deeper than face value
Pretence conceals lies
Character offers anyone a value clue
Success and progress share strong ties.

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I like the division of the poem. I feel that some stanzas can be made better. Thanks!