Life ain’t no movie kid,
That’s what an old man once told me,
That silver screen don’t care about you,
You’re just existing like the rest of us maggots,
His grizzled lips chastised,
No red carpets are waiting for you,
Not a single accolade,

You’re no action hero,
Take off those silly shades,
And save the petty bravado,
There are no days to save or dragons to slay,
Damsels don’t need no champion,
This ain’t anything like the movies boy,
You’ll pass away with not even a credit,

The loathing in the old mans eyes grew heated,
We ain’t no all-star cast,
We’re just nobodies and hacks,
There’s no adept director guiding us,
No expertly crafted romance and plot,
Just a slow treadmill of life,
Steadily trudging towards a void with no acclaim,

His words trailed off,
Head in hands,
The old man wept.

Comments
  1. Shruba says:

    But movies are based on what we see in our lives. So maybe a little of our lives are movies indeed. 🥺🖤

  2. Carol anne says:

    Beautiful! ❤ ❤

  3. Wow I felt this in my gut due to multiple factors. Seems initially pessimistic but it’s true. Especially for those with difficulties with self esteem, confidence and mental health problems 🙏🏻

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