Charade – A  poem by Alexander Onoja


Happiness has a face,

Marked by sugar, spice, and everything nice.

Behind every troubled heart is a bitter sadness,

Hidden by smiles and distant lies.

We distract our depression with trends,

Dying inside but smiling when with friends.

The mirror no longer tells our stories,

As it too is deceived by our happy faces.

Our laughter may be contagious, with a sweet melodious tone,

But just like makeup it fades when we’re all alone.


About the poet

Charade Alexander Onoja

Alexander is a wordsmith, a dynamic being with a multi-faceted personality, allowing him juggle his Engineering discipline alongside a thirsty passion for writing. With so much to give, he doesn’t want to be seen, he wants to be heard and by whatever literary means possible. You can connect with him on IG on @arlexxandah_12.

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