The devil in disguise


Sometimes people cure you
of ever wanting them again
because after enough time,
the realness of them
becomes painfully obvious.

And then it’s hard not to notice,
to see past their ugliness,
to find the beauty deep inside.

And I couldn’t see it anymore,
even though I searched
for years and years.

The disturbing nature
of what I found beneath,
left me wondering if I’d ever
had any sensibility at all.

I am now left in disbelief
of how wrong I truly was.
My overall assessment
was so flawed with personal bias.

But love is blind like that,
and he was the master of deceit.
I suppose he’s summed up best
as the devil in disguise.

© 2020 Michelle Cook

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13 thoughts on “The devil in disguise

  1. I cannot believe how impeccable your timing is with this writing. This is exactly how I’m feeling right now. I am not able to express it in words as eloquently as you have. Truly beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Alexis… Writing for me is such a wonderful way to free the soul. These last few years have been some of the toughest I’ve ever faced, and this is my way of dealing with those struggles. I hope you’re doing ok, and if you ever need someone to confide in, just know I’m here. ❤️xo

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      1. Yes. I am doing ok. Just a lot going on right now, but, like you, I’ve kind of thrown myself into writing over the past week. It helps me to focus on something that makes me happy. I can really tell you have deep passion in what you write, and you express that so eloquently.

        Thank you so much for your kindness.

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