Monday, December 31, 2012

Heroes

Raised upon platforms
Exalted in echoes
Treated like gold
And truth be told
It just shows how lacking we are
That we go so far
To treat another human
Like a hero
Did he go
To the depths of the sea
Did he find a cure
For a sickness so unnecessary?
Does he spout rainbows from his mouth
Or create magic when he speaks?
Did he shed light
In a world that was so bleak?
At the end of the day
When the sun fades away
He too will lie in bed
With a pillow under his head
He soul will be stolen
And only returned if he is found worthy
But not all are always privy.
Yet still, there are those
We treat with kid gloves
And see through rose colored glasses
But if you ask me
Those are the people
That need to be wearing the gloves
Digging in the dirt
Proving their true worth
Instead of making the rest of us
Question our own.

4 comments:

  1. http://candyyhearts.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-american-idol.html

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  2. Lost and Found, :)

    Altie, WOW! This is basically what one of my teacher's taught us in seminary... "Perfection Syndrome"... It's pervasive and destructive... Thanks for sharing

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  3. Late comment but I just wanted to tell you...this. is. an. amazing. poem. I absolutely love it.

    Are you gonna publish your poems one day? You really should!

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