Sunday, August 20, 2017

Our Heroes (Day 214)

Are you, our heroes,
tumbling into dull despair?
Forgetting how 
the ripest fruits are worth 
the highest price?
Don’t fear the flashing 
lights that wake your 
bedroom walls at night.
Don’t gauge the value 
of the prize 
on the violence of the fight.
Do you recall how 
those you followed, 
merrily, shook with mirth—
imagining, with lust, 
the day the meek receive 
the Earth?
Allow the sky its blue, and 
clouds their varied shades,
your voice to shout 
your truth, authentic 
love to win the day.

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: Parade for returning Apollo 11 astronauts, NASA

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