April’s Fool – Reality is mere Perception

This Western tradition of playing pranks and jokes on unsuspecting people on the 1st of April is known as April Fool’s Day.

Sometimes the jokes are really funny while at times they can go really wrong. But this is one day where you can pull someone’s leg without fear of recrimination.

However, I find that it isn’t only in the month of April that we get fooled. Often times, the reality is quite different and we are fooled more often than not by what we perceive.

Reality is mere Perception

After 60 years I’ve learnt a lesson:
What you see isn’t
What you get
Reality is plain perception.
And you’re the master of deception.
A house
A tree
A smile
A tear
None of this is reality
To me
You just depict
Your very own
Perception of veracity.
Like floating clouds
Your ideas change
And images that you portray.
Your words
Your actions
And your thoughts
Mere moments
In the games, you play.
Your life is
What you want to hear
Your truth a mere reflection.
Duplicity and treachery
Disloyalty, dishonesty
With these, you spin a tale
A yarn
To craft your own reality
p.s. These images are taken off the net.


A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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6 Responses

  1. “What you see, isn’t” is a lesson I have learned, too.

    • Bellybytes says:

      Sorry for the late reply Damyanti. I am still trying to clean up my messy blog! I have decided to keep the name of the blog since I already have a following ( though I know sub 1k is nothing!!!) but I will sign off as Unishta as it goes with my existing email id

  2. PraGun says:

    you are the master of deception, so true, nice lines

  3. Obsessivemom says:

    That’s nicely penned. Reality is a relative concept – it really is all about perception.
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