The deception

A poem

Rochelle Silva
1 min readSep 17, 2020


Photo by author (captured at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

You looked alluring from afar,
Like a dazzling blanket of snow,
On a harsh and unyielding ground,
A vision of heaven itself,
Solace after ages,
A promise,
A hope.

But then,
I stepped closer,
And saw you,
The real you…



Rochelle Silva

PhD grad from NTU 🇸🇬| Logophile | Artist | Coffee Lover | Sri Lankan | | Buy me a ☕