Determination gasps for air,
Undeniable pangs of dust,
Exhausting will from the man who made,
Difficult tasks ones of a comforting ire.
Yet ideas fail to flow,
Water stagnant in an abandoned fountain,
Coins from hopeful, desperate mothers,
Snatched from children of stubborn heir.
Breathing voices call from the past,
Haunting regrets never entail expiration,
Wishes for forgiveness to enter their hearts,
Wishes for air so lungs can grow.
Requests of unachievable fortitude,
Gore out the minds of worried men,
Who eternally grow numb to their suffering,
A suffering once selfishly wished to last.
Elder times grow a moldy tedium,
Shared spaces of sublimity,
Eviscerated by raucous flames,
Of envious greed and ineptitude.
Scholars effervescent and outgoing,
Never chained by insurmountable achievement,
Never pressured to be intuitive,
Never tied to a dated medium.
He’s held together by design,
Deflating but never popping,
Squeezing but never bursting,
Hurting but never dying.
Never given a purpose but to be the purpose,
The reason for other’s success,
And the proprietor of their failures,
All motives forced to resign.
Extinguished ash in a wildfire,
Whilst embers around him never cease to crisp,
But sure to inevitably fail,
Blazing just enough to erase a carcass.
–Kevin J Flors
Thanks for reading. I wanted to express the issues some inventors may have gone through or are going through. Being an inventor is really a thankless job, unless you are one of the big names like Edison. But the inventor of everyday objects that we use today go unappreciated even sometimes in death. For example, I could not attempt to guess the inventor of everything in my bag, or the bag itself. And this has to do a lot with branding. Sure I have a Dell laptop, but unanswered questions like, “Who first invented the laptop?” are unknown and most times neglected (The inventor of the first laptop is Adam Osborne). I also wanted to express some pressures artists or more well-known celebrities have to constantly create fresh and relevant content (that also has to be entertaining). Few celebrities achieve this, and those that fail drown in irrelevancy. I suppose the argument of money is in play, but I feel that first-world issues like these are often overlooked and I wanted to bring attention to them, even if it is not all too merited.
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