Poem: The Reality of Life

JFK

Was Abraham Lincoln a popular leader,

as Chief of the Union during the Civil War?

Or was the legend perpetuated by an assassin,

a cowardly Rebel who helped reshape a lore?

?

Do we glamorize villains like Bonnie and Clyde,

even though they were known to kill?

Could it be that deeds are unimportant,

since curiosity  provides a cheap thrill?

?

Was JFK a modern king of Camelot,

with Jackie the ideal romantic pair?

What about rumors of revolving doors,

and the many women in the presidents lair?

?

Is it fair to refer to a promiscuous male,

as a role model in a favorable light?

While a female who acts the same way,

is branded a whore; is that right?

?

Do we cheer for the underdog or the champion,

in the boxing ring or in our daily life?

Is the answer to every battle finding a Rocky,

do we seek heroes to end our strife?

?

Should we attack the opposing political party,

because our favored candidate lost the election?

Wouldn’t it be better to find common ground,

accepting shortcomings, not expecting perfection?

?

Do we acknowledge God’s presence,

in our life,  our daily walk?

Or do we only refer to the Almighty,

trying to impress others with our talk?

?

Perhaps, there are more questions than answers,

in a world where there is no scorecard to keep.

Maybe that’s while some choose to ignore life,

and hide under the symbolic covers fast asleep.

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Image: newsweek.com

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#life #love #politics #History #sex #satire #poetry

Poem by David Andre Davison

 

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