Why is it so hard to accept
that things aren’t always black and white?
For a society that’s obsessed
with the anti-hero who’s not always right
or the villain who’s secretly pure of heart
how can it be that we hold apart
reality from fantasy;
maybe that’s just me.
On some level, I do know
Everyone’s a person, so
It shouldn’t come as such a shock
When somebody does something
Inconsistent with their character
As I’ve known it up till now.
And it’s funny
that it’s easier to accept
a villain’s pure heart
or a hero’s betrayal
when they aren’t real.
But every so often, I get a moment
A sudden little static shock
When the scumbag that I thought would mock me
Helps me up without a word
Or the person that I thought was happy
Cringes at a call from home
And of course, there are the larger things.
The popular girl who hadn’t said
Two words to me in my whole life
Who stuck her tongue down the throat
Of her best friend’s boyfriend, in front of her
Didn’t even see my tears and fear
Without question, let me stay the night
She’ll never know how much it meant
For me to have that safe place
The smallest kindness from her
But to me, it felt like she saved me.
And then it goes the other way
And you cry at night for months on end
When you learn what has been done
By someone you thought was your friend
And you ask yourself how it could happen
Because you thought you knew him
You thought he was a “good person.”
What does that mean, in the end?
Everyone’s a person
Nothing is granted
Even the person you were running from
when tongue throat girl hid you from him
You trusted him once, didn’t you?
Otherwise it wouldn’t be this way.
So what’s the lesson we should learn?
What’s the moral of this story?
Should we never trust again?
Or should we trust more easily?
But real life doesn’t have a moral.
Maybe that’s the problem.
It doesn’t serve a purpose.
There isn’t any meaning.
There is no plot to further
No character development
Just people, trying to live life
From one day to the next
And crappy things happen
And the story never ends
So I guess
all I can do
is try to be