Like a pearl enshrined in an oyster

Shielded from all vile

Hides a face unseen, unknown

Behind the beatific smile


I peeked behind the curtain

To unveil the mystery

To see the hands at work

Behind this artistry


Little did I know

That ignorance is bliss

Too great a price was paid

Fulfilling innocent wish


And yet the smile didn’t waver

From that angelic face

Inspection led realisation

It was another fake


Pestered and persevered

Then gave up on the task

Cause none was allowed to see

Behind the Illusionist’s Mask


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