Drama

1 Jul

“The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.”
~E. M. Forster

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Drama

Drama, drama, everywhere
We sit ‘fore TVs and we stare
And watch the actors all exaggerate

Reactions to their dilemmas
Our real world drama is because
These make-believers amplify their hate

They’re given gold awards when they
Animatedly convey
Their over-the-top responses to pain

And those who have no reaction
Fail to garner much attraction
They’re “bad actors” because they do refrain

From whining, crying, being weak
It’s tears and rage that we do seek!
And in real life when that pain comes about

We mimic all those great actors
When dealing with our detractors
As we shout, scream, bellow, argue and pout

The Warrior’s a different breed
No actor on TV does lead
How they react when challenges arise

To get upset and let top blow
Like Nicholson and De Niro
Is lowly, weak, pathetic and unwise

The Warrior knows full well that
Such drama in real world falls flat
It does not lead to Oscar winning scenes

It only leads to selfishness
To ignorance, to ache and stress
And so they leave it for the TV screens

They calm their nerves and steady face
They take deep breathes, remember grace
And they deliver their words with great poise

While all the normals imitate
The drama that they think’s so great
On TV but in real world does destroy

                                 ~Miro

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2 Responses to “Drama”

  1. raffyayaladvo July 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    This:

    “The Warrior knows full well that
    Such drama in real world falls flat
    It does not lead to Oscar winning scenes

    It only leads to selfishness
    To ignorance, to ache and stress
    And so they leave it for the TV screens

    They calm their nerves and steady face
    They take deep breathes, remember grace
    And they deliver their words with great poise”

    I really need to keep this in mind in stressful times.

    • Miro July 2, 2013 at 7:25 am #

      Feel free to tattoo it on your forehead to remind others who are contributing to the stress. 🙂

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