Where have all the heroes gone?
-the ones with the tiny voices
-the ones that live in our heads
You know what I mean…
-the ones that say people are more
precious than guns
-that loving your neighbour is cool
-that young men knifing each other
should be stopped …..NOW.
-that compassion in the norm
that-watching-a-school-shooting- followed-by-a-royal wedding
shouldn’t be done while drinking the same cup of tea
(sans breaking stride-as it were)
Where have all the heroes gone?
-those fail-safe voices of wisdom buried in our heads?

©Vivian Zems

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Poetry Pantry #404
MLMM– Letters to Humanity