A layer of soft fresh snow covers the ground
The white snowflakes settle on tree branches and shrubs
The scene is dreamy and serene
But what is under the snow?
What has been covered up?
There are other things in life that have a pretty, shiny surfaces
But underneath them there are things that are not beautiful
Wealth and power and fame seem very desirable
But what is below the surface if we look carefully?
What is the cost of these coveted things?
Similarly people’s demure faces and carefully crafted words
With smiles that are not genuine
Can hide a dark reality they don’t want us to see
Their misdeeds are theirs to deal with
But let’s not be fooled by what they profess to be the truth
January 16th, 2020