Reality is an Enemy


Its April of 2020 and Day 18 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


Metaphor: Reality is an Enemy

Truth is harsh and so is reality. There is no known documented origin for this metaphor, but, and hence, I would like to go philosophical. We all start living in universe that we create a version of, for ourselves. We all build expectations and an image of what we see and what we put into our space. Reality is wonderful. Equally terrifying. Then, there comes a time, when reality shows up!

The thing I like about this metaphor is that it associates reality to an enemy. It means we are all living, with the lost true identities. We never want to see the reality. The policies, procedures, protocols, etc. are mostly away from reality. They are only to please the plastics. And we are plastics.

The beauty you appreciate,
Is ugly for me,
Ugly you,
Even from the inside,
But why can’t I accept it?
Shout it loud?
Stop the play?
Reality, an enemy.

When you know the truth, when you have to live with it, ugly or not, definitely an enemy. Welcome, reality!