"Memorandum To The Masked Masses"


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    • MalikPeterson

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    "Memorandum To The Masked Masses"

    Memorandum To The Masked Masses


    Live and let live or let die.

    I fasten my mask and take to the sky

    Fly…fly away home or far away from

    I’ve been told there is no room for it in my heart…

    I’ve got the ability to hate all if I can hate one…

    Something even my nemesis should escape from


    Synergy with my enemies?


    Should I rehabilitate or obliterate…it’s killing me.

    Behind this mask I’m wallowing in villainy…

    The epitome of illiteracy…

    I can’t even read myself amidst this imagery…

    of what my image means…

    imagine if my image bleeds…

    and I become what I fight against…


    a villain’s seed

    Taken over by a litany of killer deeds...

    preying on the weak instead of praying for delivery...

    or is it deliverance...or is it anything?

    Maybe I should be focusing...

    on letting things...

    pull my heart strings...

    letting light shine...

    getting rid of dark rings...

    much to the chagrin...of the evils harping...

    on..and marching...on...and marching...

    on...and even still...marching...

    brushing over harp strings...

    so I can let my art sing...

    But still damned if I'm still damned...

    the world calls...

    harsh rings...

    I put on my mask...

    sip from my flask...

    that same bottle filled with hatred.

    I'm still a stranger...

    to the outside world...to which I project a villain's anger...

    but look upon it with bewilderment...wishing I could be its changer...





    I wouldn't be the first masked crusader to be a savior.





    Heroes unite. 




    © 2010 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved

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    knight4696 commented on "Memorandum To The Masked Masses"


    Malik - Awesome job ... We are all Heroes and Villians to some extent. You always amaze me with your insightful metaphors and brilliant format and conveyance. btw .. what mask do doth don? lol! :) Ken



    Thanks much ken...i am glad you think so highly of my work. To answer your question...I try to always don the hero mask...but I have been told on more than one occasion and by more than one person that there is something within my eyes that begs to wear the other one. That is kind of messed up if you think about it lol.

    Mayuna commented on "Memorandum To The Masked Masses"


    that reminds me of the latest batman movie. I can't remember who said it but one of the characters said you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain. I love the flow. Very nicely written.



    Thank you much Mayuna...I am glad you liked it and appreciate you stopping by :)

    MidniteAngel commented on "Memorandum To The Masked Masses"


    awesome hun we are a nation of forgivers at times byt we are a nation who does not and will not ever for get.we tend to turn the other cheek to often and return we loose our rt to choose what we want instead we bow donw to thoes who think the know what is best for us and do nothing but cry foul we should all stand with you for what we believe and be the unmaked super heros that i nations futhers need great job keep it up.................midniteangel



    Thank you MA...I am glad you liked it...I appreciate you coming by as always :)

    Rhymer commented on "Memorandum To The Masked Masses"


    Reminds me of the old saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 10



    Indeed...thanks much rhymer.

    simoneaugustus commented on "Memorandum To The Masked Masses"


    The strongest warriors are those who can empathize with their enemies and still avoid the trap of getting too close and becoming one of them. I loved the unique perspective and was moved by the internal struggle. Phenomenal!



    Thank you simone...you are too kind lol...I am glad you liked and I appreciate you stopping by once again :)

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

    MalikPeterson’s Poems (52)

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    "We: The World Famous Shameless Disappearance
    "The Gaudy Guise Of External Fortitude" 20
    "Memorandum To The Masked Masses" 14
    "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones" 19
    "The Misconceived Symphony Of Synergy" 38
    "The Complex Theory Of Beauty" 29
    "Stuck In Traffic" 29
    "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry" 37
    "The Making Of A Classic" 16
    "Only The Righteous Know" 46
    "It Was All A Dream"(dream series) 13
    "For The Love Of...?"(5 poem series) 23
    "Media Collateral Ligaments" 40
    "Note To Self" 19
    "Survivor Series" 9
    "Play It By Ear" 12
    "On Pleasure I Land" 25
    "Siamese Nightja-wu" 3
    "Love Story v1: Jade and I" 22
    "Would You Still Love Me?" 32
    "Yesterday's Future Present" 18
    "She's Deeply In Love" 26
    "Voices" 10
    "The Somnambulists
    "The Passer By" 11
    "A Heartfelt Debate" 8
    "A Stark Life" 11
    "The Sex Issue" 6
    "Torn" 31
    "Speaking of Deja Vu..." 4
    "The Paradise Club" 5
    "7 Days of Bloodshed" 13
    "Reality" 6
    "First Class Flyer" 4
    "I Never Wrote A Love Poem..." 14
    "Seasons' Dance" 5
    "An UpWrite Soul" 4
    "Lucid Alpha" 15
    "The Voyager's Art" 5
    "Promiscuous" 9
    "Land of Make Believe" 5
    "Normality" 9
    "Once Upon a Yesterday" 11
    "Victim" 18
    "Just Invisible" 7
    "Esteemed Colleague" 9
    "Fly-By-Night Lights" 6
    "Just Your Average Dreamer"(entr
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    "The Essence of a Dream" 7
    "Dreams" 13
    "War" 9
    "I Want to be a Martian" 19