Now it’s acceptable to walk in the bank with masks on,
Has the world spared me of felonies,
The future is going forward,
Everything else is passed on,
Who lies behind the cloth?
Is it you?
How long have you wanted to be hiding from the truth?
Being able to say empty the register
Use to get you in trub,
Now people closing accounts for toilet paper,
Saying that’s a dub,
Miss being in club throwing dollars,
Now at home now you got to be a father,
Who are you underneath the cloth?
Are you hard as you say?
Or you are charmin soft?
The world change,
People go insane,
If you can hold a photo of you in your pocket,
Could you still see yourself,
After the difficulties and pain?
I wrote the poem to enhance it’s changing times. Even though I chose a storyline to go with, the message is the same. Are the different person after things change around you? Were these things you held so dearly? When you look at life now, do you see the picture now more clearly?
I have always seen difficult times, so I had to adopt. But the memories of my past, will not be forgotten. Every moment crafted me into the human standing today, writing poetry and stories to help people open their eyes and minds to think. Be the self you always wanted to be…you are a story in progress, developed over time, until you have said what you wanted to be said, and get everything off your mind.
Leave a comment of a time you really wanted to change, but never had the opportunity and how you felt in those times.
Photo by Pavel Anoshin
Thanks for reading,
I have found that LIFE, itself, is hard, always provides the changes, no matter how hard you plan or try to avoid and it’s just less painful to go with the flow – however, my years of borderline poverty, below poverty, etc., never fully left me living in my car, or homeless/carless, etc., and I’m a small town girl with family/neighbors who always have a few bucks to spare for me getting odd jobs done – thus, for me, my social, traveling, night club (here, a bar/pool hall) life has not changed one whit as I couldn’t afford such things beforehand, anyhoo – however, in proactively reducing my ‘luxuries’ budget even more – (wine, coffee, cigarettes) I’m planting out more herbs to make both tea and…well….um….fermented concoctions from – and well – not sure how it will go if/when coffee & nicotine supplies dry up/I can’t afford – but still – :). Nice Post!
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