A Lesson Learned Too Late

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About a man waiting to die a hero...

Submitted: May 08, 2018

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“A lesson learned Too Late”

 

It finally came

to him

he was starting

to understand

his mistake

and how

wasteful

his choices

with his life

have been,

he had spent

his whole life

working on a

build up

to its end

somewhere

in his corrupt

thinking

he saw his

destiny

as preplanned

as some sort

of final scene

from a movie

he had always

thought

he was meant

to be a hero

the sacrificed

pawn

in the grand

game

someone

who is put

in harm’s way

to take the

fall

in the place

of someone who

really mattered

this being his

contribution

to the world

and his ticket

to being someone

worth remembering,

he lived each

day

just waiting

for such a

scenario

to unfold

in front of

him

honing his

edge

preparing his

mind

to be able

to react with

courage

and without

hesitation

never investing

anything into

his own future

always just waiting

to be ready

for his end,

looking back

now

he can see

what a coward

he really was

hiding behind

a heroic fantasy

never working

towards

making his life

count

on its own

merits

by trying to

become

someone who

mattered himself

instead of just

waiting around

to show up at

some undetermined

place

at some undetermined

time

and walk into

his already scripted

demise

which would leave

him

a hero

in the eyes

of his family

and the world

falling asleep

every night

waiting for his

big day

when he can

prove

to everyone

he is a

man,

but now the

years have passed

as he sits

alone

putting another

spoonful of

vanilla pudding

into his mouth

ashamed

at the gift

he was given

having watched it

wither away

before his eyes

without ever

knowing,

till now

when the

foolishness

of his prophesized

destiny

became transparent

to him

in the weening

hours

of his life,

a cruel joke

revealed

to him

just so he’d

know why

the world

was laughing

at him

before he

takes

his last few

breaths

making sure he

completely

understood

the magnitude

of the mistake

he made

betting his life

in the way

he did

waiting to

die

as a hero,

he scrapes the

sides

of his pudding

cup

comes up with

one last spoonful

of vanilla pudding

puts it in his

mouth

then closes his

eyes

and dies

a very boring

and uneventful

death

with a plastic

spoon

hanging out

of his open

mouth…

 

Tom Allen…05-04-2018…


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