Sarah EL-Naggar, Grade 10, Greensborough Secondary College
2nd in the 'Calling All Poets 2007' competition
A caricature of the world,
Is a juxtaposition of the constant facades,
Which fill young hearts,
Young souls and minds with idealism,
However presenting it as the truth
Nothing but surreptitious we become.
Melancholy is the world,
Filled with utter betrayal, war and poverty.
Living in illusion of our affluences,
Oblivious to anything irrelevant,
We lose gratitude for our wealth,
Unscrupulous we become.
Of the unfortunate, we neglect,
Not one knows a thing;
A fictional world we create,
Due to fears of reality.