Sara Militello

Silver Star - 4,144 Points (Tampa, Florida)

The Survivor - Poem by Sara Militello

The Survivor

And then, there's the survivor:
That heroic soul who manages to prevail
through every sleazy self-made con-trail
brought upon all by our hero's own petard.

Their ever unthoughtful schemes and things
tend to fling caution to every directional wind
while most of the flack falls on relations
like family and other unlucky congregations.

When the uninvolved speak in somber tones
later meant to carry support for the heroic ones,
most fail to see that the most painfully damaged
spend a lifetime outliving the inflicted carnage.

'She's such a wonderful survivor', all intone
As comments are made all around in tune
with the rhythm of the latest celebration
of a newly gathered congregation...

October 28,2015

Topic(s) of this poem: miscellaneous

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This one's brand new; written today.

Comments about The Survivor by Sara Militello

  • Sara Militello (10/28/2015 5:35:00 PM)


    It's about carelessness. The carefree behavior of so many who fail to realize how their actions leave others psychically damaged. Like a child might be by the thoughtless acts by a parent or parents, or friend who then go on their merry way creating one crisis after the other in their uninhibited way throughout their thoughtless lives. Later, they can be admired for having survived such an interesting, eventful life...of mostly self-created, thoughtless events that leave others either dead, maimed, or psychically damaged. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015



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