For my 9th post for the  Blogging A to Z Challenge, I decided to write a poem on illusions and perceptions that all too often colour our lives.



Our lives regarded
Coloured and painted
Viewed from our mind’s eye
Senses, our attention vie

Visions of you
From my point of view
Real or mere illusion?
Clear or clouded with delusion?

Visions of me
Will you let me be?
Unchanged and carefree
Unrealistic expectations, bury

Life is what we make of it
With sufficient wisdom, well lit
Think we are happy, so we are
Think we are not, discontent mars

Why be unhappy, discontented, sad?
Life is lived once, don’t make it bad
Be hopeful; In all things, see goodness
Fill your heart with joy and gladness

An original poem by
Khor Hui Min
10 April 2015

Photo taken at Rover Trail, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on 19 Feb 2011.

Photo taken at Rover Trail, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on 19 Feb 2011.


About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at and
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4 Responses to Illusions

  1. Loved it all, especially 4th verse. Xx

  2. Liz Brownlee says:

    Great. Sometimes it’s difficult to sort out the illusions in our lives, we are very good at deceiving ourselves, let alone other people. ~Liz

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