The MadLad

Heroes - Poem by The MadLad

I will be the puppeteer
and you,
my harlequin
in stygian setup
on scratchy glass dais
we shall dance
setting ablaze
the sleeping audience
with despair

We shall be heroes
We shall be heroes

you can ride time
and I
will be your acolyte
through the misty woods
flowers drooping
we shall
sing of love
and the rainbow's story
showering over dead soldiers
and sinning sinners
the golden light

We shall be heroes
We shall be heroes

I will be a poet
and you,
all my poems
over spilled tears
and overturned beers
like silence
we shall speak
the language of infinity
all the barbed barriers
of time

We shall be heroes
We shall be heroes

you can kiss the sun
but I
will kiss you
in the void of space
where death freezes
we shall
paint our lives
as one
laughing at fears
like innocent toddlers
a galaxy new!

Tonight, we shall be heroes
We shall be heroes

Topic(s) of this poem: heroic, hope, love

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by the maverick singer-songwriter-painter-actor-thi nker-director (true versatile genius) David Bowie's song of the same name.

...btw 'harlequin' here literally refers to the mute character in traditional pantomime, masked and generally in colored costumes..and not any comic character!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

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