Say it ain’t so?
Spare me the! I never felt so free again. As I’d had before. The Truth was reveled. (A friend? Judas) When the weight of the world fell on these. Shoulders that could carry on doing anything. Up until the moment something seized.
Why’d they let me tame tall trees? Just so I could reach the top and then. Chop! Me off at the knots. Knocked needs. While no less belittled are those of a mannequin wearing a crown of thorns. With hands and feet painted to look as though it bleeds. Can’t you feel the scorn?
I eye’d reed. And quicker than the sweat on my brow could vision deny. Smack! In the back of my knees. I’d bleed. Below the thigh. Hear me cry?
Was once the bee’s. Now I’m chopped liver. How the mighty have fallen. Like seen better days trees. Cut scene paper beats rock. Scissor Queens.
How will I look when looking back upon my dreams? Thank goodness I had the foresight to fabricate some retrospectives not so obscene. I cringe to often when looking back upon my teens.
The many flashbacks of which I’m not to keen. Making an ass of myself, not committing or overplaying my hand. Intoxicated and obnoxiously rude. Or maybe last but not least. I appeared apprehensive, uninterested, distracted, and sheepishly subdued. Which many also considered rude.
You can’t win. If you only knew the fury that once burned inside me. That too was a sin?
At the time I was surprised I didn’t glow. From the anger I’d feel learning a loved one lied. "Say it ain’t so joe" Overcoming a disputed debt. Owed due to someone else’s not imaginary fear you can bet. Of completely concocted stigmas, dogma, and unnecessary dietary restrictions.
These just a few of the detrimental burdens parental units saw fit to ingrain in our premature psyches. So we might win the race to mirror their own. And appease Nike. Pagan toned. As baseless as black magic to put it politely.
Now I can rest in peace nightly. Free from the false prophets. That multiplied like mosquitoes. And likewise bite at thee. Because I questioned some of what I found questionable. Though I did so little I myself find my effort regrettable.
So in parting. I’ll say this "Never turn a blind eye when it concerns the blind in a bind. If it could help them envision and find some actual peace of mind" Ignorance is bliss remember. What you say and is heard has other designs.