this poem was inspired by the Foo Fighters, My Hero and the quote from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “…but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”
I forgot to pay for my pizza and soda today at lunch time.
That’s a gimme five bucks or should I go back to the pizza place and cough it up?
Bullies in a schoolyard
do I keep my mouth shut?
they don’t bother me but I watch others tortured
Government keeps invading my life
do I resign myself to taking it up the ass?
or do I fight them in my own way
keeping vigilant to their awesome power plays
Stayin sober in the midst of inebriating circumstance
my hand twitches toward that bottle
can I resist?
bitter seduction when everything seems like shit
losin a job when you need to pay the rent
life’s alterations from all right to where the money went
shaking out a blanket
perhaps a fortune will fall out
left to wonder
what the future’s all about
corruption in its infant stages seems so harmless
a nickel and dime affair that will lead nowhere
but it turns on that dime into an abyss of regret
driving a little reckless
in a hurry for jr’s soccer game
oopsie, think you hit a pedestrian
do you run away?
or face the horrifying fact that you might have killed someone
should we live our lives every day as the villain
but choose heroism in time slots determined by destiny
so many opportunities to do the right thing
we let them go to waste
merely thinking we’re fabulous
when really we’re not that great
In case you are wondering, there is much supposition in this one.