The Fake Life!

Face, Empty, Woman, Wait, Waiting Time, To Sit, Wall

She was a glamourous young actress at the peak of her career. She had name, fame and money.

Her plastic smile, her chiseled body, her empty followers on social media, the many trophies standing in her living room, all seemed so hollow to her.

Looking at herself in the mirror, a repulsive feeling engulfed her. There was nothing about her that was genuine. Her life was fabricated to project a picture of perfection.

She felt everything about her was a lie.

Disgusted with the fakeness of her persona, in the dark of the night, she disappeared without a word to anyone, in search of her true identity!

Reena’s Xploration Challenge: #217 :

Everything about her was a lie….”

You are free to incorporate the line in your piece, or just use it as a theme.


54 thoughts on “The Fake Life!”

      1. You are welcome Radhika 💛 I agree, I am finding it personally relevant and many around me too – there are personas built to fit in comfortably and then a sudden emptiness hits when realized it is not truly ourselves. That balance is necessary.

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  1. Breast implants, liposuction, nose job, facelift, botox, tooth veneers, hair extensions, permanent eye makeup, fake eyelashes…Where does it all end? Do any of the fake celebrities really get sick of it all?

    Wonderful poem, Radhika. It reminds me of the expose photos of celebrities with failed plastic surgery we see online.

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    1. Thanks a lot Cheryl. Unfortunately their world is built on a series of false pretense and projections. It’s sad that they are ready to go under the scalpel for a perfect figure to showcase to the world. Deep within they must be such unhappy people.

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