Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 49,889 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Caped Images Of Heros - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Caped images of heros,
Coming at the last minute...
With a doing to prevent,
Perceived grief and rumored havoc...
Created by deceiving thieves,
And their deceptions to leave...
Many on knees seeking to witness,
These miraculous deeds.
Have begun to attract others around them to gather,
With heads to bow and one eye towards the sky.
They too want their burdens to be lifted quickly...
From aging chips,
And baggage carried on their hunched shoulders.

Caped images of heros,
Depicted on TV screens, movies...
And hand held videos,
Seem for some more realistic...
Than those real heros a few personally know,
Paying the consequences for making attempts...
To face the truth,
With a removing of obstacles known to exist.
Yet those on knees refuse to assist.
Without government funding that guarantees fees.
And approval awaited from appointed advisors.
To hire amongst them who qualifies,
As community organizers certified to lead.

'We got the funding!
Everybody up off your knees.
We got the funding!
And, hopefully, most of you should be pleased.'

~Why just most of us? ~

'Some of you are not accustomed,
To follow directions...
From those selected amongst yourselves,
In positions of leadership...
But do not impress those images you wish.'

~What are you saying? ~

'Let's not waste more time,
Playing those same games of the mind.
To find them easy to use.
And dancing around the truth to excuse.
You know exactly what I'm saying.
If you're wishing for a hero to appear in a cape,
Make it and wear your own.
We are already more than a couple of decades,
Behind the times to have them worshipped too long.'

*Get up from the down stroke.
Everybody get up!
Get up from the down stroke.
Everybody get up.
Every 'body' get up!
Get up. Get up.
Everybody get up!

*Thank you, George Clinton.

Topic(s) of this poem: truth

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2015

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