Making Morals

May 22, 2012
Where is your
now that everything
is falling apart?

Here you’re begging
for a hero,
yet unwilling for
a miracle to start.

Frowning down
on poverty
still clinging
to every last dime.

Waiting for the
only one foot
held steady on the line.

How can you
beg for
a rescue when
you refuse to leave the wreck?

You’re scorning
but not wanting
to stand out from the rest.

Twisting and
begging for
the world to stand still.

Climbing up
a mountain
just so you’re
able to coast down a hill.

When did you
decide that
family was less important
than making your mark?

Laughing at
frightened children
while you turn on lights
to chase away the dark.

Closing your
eyes yet
remarking that
there’s so much to be seen.

Angry over
still calling
the brave man mean.

How can you tell me
I’ve lost it
when you’re so good
at losing everything?

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Monika96 said...
Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm
That's deep... makes me think of how contradicting I am... I really like the line "How can beg for a rescue when you refuse to leave the wreck?" And it sounds like a breakup, and we have all been there, so I like how it applies to life, and not just a physical wreck.  
fallingupstairs replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Thanks so much! I put a lot of work into this, I'm glad you liked it.
Peanut Butter said...
Jul. 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Your very deep and mature was moved by you words
fallingupstairs replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Thank you so mch for the feedback!
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