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After All

by Melissa Eaves 2 months ago in social commentary
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When the floodlights fade

After All
Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

Another subtle nuance

A parting gesture

An elegance

And a perfunctory moment

of awkward dysfunction

that becomes goodbye

In the light of the morning after


becomes a little less fairy tale

and a little less vital

trivialities become once more


in life scopes

such as a breakfast

of Cheerios or blueberry whole wheat

pancakes with real butter and honey

where the

champions are eggs runny

after the moments of victory

and celebratory accomplishments

comes actually

the living

after all

it all comes down to the gracious handling of a stain on your silk shirt

when you actually remember


because your friends baby

ground his whole grain Cheetos into the carpet

after all

its the moments in life that are victorious that keep the rest

all the moments in between

all the rests are carried by

the moments

that civility took to the streets

with torches that marched in the parades

the voices that yelled

and the heads that turned the other ways

as they set the world on fire

the moments of life were filled by

the flags


and unfurling

bright significance of promise

of light


and change to remain

and the hustle

and the strength of a unity that remains unseen

it is the recognition of frailty

that fires the creation of strength

that lights the world with truths

that could set the soul on fire

then posts the megaphone to lips

that guides the way through the blazes

and leads us home

after all

there are quiet moments

and small frustrations

and savoring of memories

and appreciation of beauties

quiet moments that are pools of reflection

of memories

of a stillness

that signifies

a mend and an acceptance

there are pains

and growths

a child's eyes

and new puppies

there are always the victories

and strengths and accomplishments

that living in revolutions that fuel Renaissance

in thought

in life

in art

that create a whole new carriage in people

elegance and dignity

human equilibrium

and the one of a kind celebration of such

that will always be known

as the generation of us.

social commentary

About the author

Melissa Eaves

I am an freelance writer. I love the written word and the poetry of my soul is expressed by mastery of it.

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