Half Full Half Empty

Wrote this in 2004 when I was being forced in a way [blackmail] to attend schooling at a Mosque on the weekends. A good deal of the younger students looked up to me for some reason.

Half full Half empty

If no one was there to hear a tree fall,
did it really make a sound?
If no one was there to hear a deaf man’s words,
did he really speak?
Perception is nothing and everything
everything and nothing
half full and half empty
life and death
truth and lies
society and truth
Society’s perception is like a deceptive veil
Like the veil of a young bride
hoping to deceive her groom to be
Like the thin veil between life and death
propaganda and truth
what are we to believe in an age full of lies?


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