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Plastic Heroes

 

There are no more heroes anymore
no role models to follow
no one to look up to

the word hero has been terminally devalued
its meaning truly lost in over-use
apparently we are all heroes

If we wear a COVID mask we are heroes
if we practice social distancing
if we abide by the narrative

if we shop in a supermarket
if we eat in a cafe
if we wash our hands we are called local heroes

If we do shopping for someone elderly we are heroes
if we great each other with an elbow bump
if we do not hug we are heroes

In this current 1984 world, we inhabit
if we are compliant doing what we're told
we are heroes just shutting up

there are no more heroes anymore
all are fallible flawed human beings
I wish there was a god to look up to
David_Macleod
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