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Because We Are Brave

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Because We Are Brave

On a pedestal high
and foundation weak,
When your lying tongue
no longer dares to speak,
Where at such a lofty place
pigs practice somersaults,
it will come to you, an epiphany,
"This was all my fault"
From the streets of muck and gray
to a house of white,
The world will once again
hear your unheeded plight,
And, alas, for a little while longer
you shall remain,
But to every creature of flesh
the outcome is the same,
A message of hope,
to the leader of the free world
"Because we are brave
we shall take these stones of broken truth
and salvage what left we can save"

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  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:46:00 AM

    I very much enjoyed this poem. I am also honored that you have read some of my poems. We are brave. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/21/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well I've seen your name quite a lot around here but just recently decided to check out your list. It's good stuff... I very much enjoy the variety of styles on the site :)
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:34:00 PM

    One word: beautiful. in EVERY WAY. So wonderfully crafted! I am in awe by your work! Always, Laura

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow Laura! Not sure what to say... but I am humbled by your words :D
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:23:00 AM

    Very unique and interesting write... Very well done!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol!
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:12:00 AM

    Very intuitive write. I'm slow in figuring out the meaning at first; but such a great story you told. Check out speeches by Dr. Ben Carson-a truth teller. Thanks for comments on my writing...and yes I enjoy writing music, but that's as far as I take it.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Never heard of that guy before... perhaps I'll have to look him up! I think it's great that you play music... I know I have a blast on my piano. Glad you liked my poem and could find meaning from it!
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:52:00 AM

    Very well written :D Thanks for posting I enjoyed reading very much!! :D GypsyofEssence

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gypsy! :)
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:02:00 AM

    You're talking about leader, weren't you? I felt the same so many times when the media spills their flaws, so in my thought all of the politician are the same (president, read), when they are faced with money, powers, and other pressure surround them, no one's gonna survive and able to fulfill their promises. Sorry for the rambling :) good write and powerful words, i loved how you presented the guy who thought 'this was all my fault'. looove this!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/18/2013 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Never apologize for rambling... I encourage it, lol! The person I was talking about was specific, but it could apply to really anybody given too much power over the people... but life always presses on somehow.
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:09:00 PM

    Keep them coming another excellent poem with great visuals. I have to admit the pigs somersaulting was my favorite line. Not quite flying but pretty damn close.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/18/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Timothy.
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm so happy you got my meaning on that line! You are one of my biggest supporters Rich... and what I like most is your honesty, when it comes to both writing and commenting...
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:07:00 PM

    How nice it would be to have people in power who were human. As it is, the game never ends and I think it begins and ends with money. Well said!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Every four years a new one will take his place... and more likely than not, he/she won't be a whole lot different unless we change our way of thinking! Appreciate you stopping by!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:49:00 PM

    This is very deep, Tim. I won't pretend that I've understood it all, but..disenchantment with the powers that be by the populace seems core to what you have written. Loved the way you worded things....except maybe the pigs somersaulting? Left me wondering....

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Eileen! I admit that's an odd line but I will my explain my intention on it. You've heard the expression "when pigs fly"... I wanted to change that up a bit basically to say "when pigs practice somersaults you'll come to realize this was all my fault"... in other words he'll NEVER realize it. I love your honesty though! We need more like you who speak their mind and comment genuinely :)
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:01:00 PM

    I've been reading your poetry Tim, and you pen from a very deep place within your soul like a true poet does. Thanks for sharing them with us and thank you for enjoying my poetry as well. Hugs, Gail

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/17/2013 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your insight! Writing your heart out feels to me, the best way to write...