Is a powerful deception with clout
To the Innocent.
An Actor pretends
And brings life to characters with meaning
We can all accept.
Most Politicians pretend
To quote facts from hypothetical polls
Ignoring that most are invalid.
Why must we pretend to comprehend
The gibberish hurled in our direction
And, afterwards, admit we haven’t a clue?
Scientists have to pretend
Theories are true until they’re proven false;
They have no problem with being wrong.
To understand the words of their owners
Who talk non-stop to the pets.
To understand all that I am writing.
Scribbling is my Truth.
17. Movie Stars
Are fun to goggle at on the Big Screen
With no sense of guilt.
They look right at us
And we can look lovingly back at them
Knowing we’ll never be seen.
How many Stars do I love?
I could list Stars that make my heartstrings zing,
But, I know I’d forget favorites.
I like when Stars speak looking at me.
The Star’s a Person who makes me forget
There’s a Writer and Director guiding them.
Stars do fade and are replaced
By the fickle Public’s nearsightedness.
However, I recall the Quasars.
Faces never fade.
Movie Stars are lucky for they’re on film.
Today, film can be preserved.
Firmament is a cavalcade of Stars
Gazing right at me.