I’ve nearly forgotten what
It feels like to know respect
Knowing that my word
Won’t carry weight like
That of certain others

We place our trust in
Plastic facsimiles of heroes
But they all leave
Muddy footprints
In the rain

Granted that my likes
Are far flung…and my
Knowledge…in bits & pieces
We’re all like that at
Some level…are we not?

I know I’m not omniscient…
Not ever-present when
Shit’s going down…
But I DO know that
It ain’t Shinola

Be warned, one and all…
Don’t make the call that if
I said nothing, I know nothing…
Those who have will soon know
I’m not taking it anymore

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

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  1. bbeyes4 · May 21, 2016

    Robert!! This is so well done! I love this!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • artifiswords · May 21, 2016

      Thank you, Suzanne. Glad you liked it. I read something by a famous author saying you shouldn’t censor yourself, so I’m not. If I can’t say what I mean, why bother?

      Liked by 1 person

      • bbeyes4 · May 22, 2016

        I love the energy that comes off your writing! It’s so honest. I just published my response to this prompt. It’s on my WP

        Liked by 1 person

  2. wildthing4049 · May 24, 2016

    Perfectly said … I couldn’t have said it better myself! ;)))

    Liked by 1 person

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