Leaders with their theatrical smiles,
Cloaked eyes and mechanical voice,
Renegades and their muffled noise 
Saying something,
Unveiling something.

Sorry! too busy to look up,
Too busy to rise.

Always something important to do 
In our important fast paced lives ,
So we keep running in circles
Like a hamster running on a hamster wheel,
Thinking he is doing something real,
Walking on the path for him which was mapped,
Never looking at the bars that cage him,
Never needing to escape,

If he doesn’t know, is he still trapped?



Daily Prompt – Cloaked

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Poetry © Copyright 2017, Niharika Jaiswal