TELL IT TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

You’ve traveled far, traversing the golden road
to where the grass is greener by design. You need
to speak your mind, lest your words fall to be trampled.

You’ve sampled the good life and think it would be rife
with possibilities and endless potential. But your state
is deferential to your success. I you had to guess

you’d be sure every need you have can be rolled up
into your ball of despair. It is where you might be granted
a reprieve if you truly believe in wizards and dreamers.

You feel empty inside, and you hide it well.
your tell-tale heart was left out of the grand plan.
You stand motionless; your emotions are less moving.

Your thoughts are jumbled, and you stand mumbling
something about your mindless situation (as if
you ever had one in the first place) Your face

is blank and thankfully it hides your fear. It is here
that you wish bravado would find its groove, but you’ve
given up before the battle is won. You are one scared cat.

And that is you in a nutshell. Say “What the Hell!”
and tell the man what you need. Don’t think of it as greed
or avarice. It’s all good for what’s hurtin’ you.

Tell it to the man behind the curtain.
You owe it to yourself
and that goes for your little dog, too!

(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 24: TELL IT TO________

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