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Big Virge Sep 30
So These Days I’m Thinking...
WHO Can Be Said...
To Be... Heroes And Villains... ?
  
Cos’ It’s A Question That Begs...
For... INFORMED Decisions... !!!
  
Mainstream Descriptions...
Are Driven Through Pictures...
And Clearly Some Scriptures...
Do More Than Disfigure...
  
The Truth About Those...
Wearing... Emperors Clothes...
  
And Clearly Some Kings...
Have Done Villainous Things...
  
Just Like These Gangsters...
Who Like To **** Hammers... !!!
Who Get Hero Status...
In TV Show Chapters...
  
Or Are They Just Villains...
Who Do ***** Business... !?!
  
Which Leads Me To Money...
And Those Who Pursue It...
As If Their Name’s Bugsy...
And Love It Like Cupid... !!!
  
Are HEROES The Type...
Who’ll HIKE UP The Price...
Until You Can’t Pay...
  
Is That How They Behave... ?!?
  
Which Now Leads Me To Say...
That... Financial Villains...
Seem To Be... POLITICIANS... !!!
  
Who Deal In Restrictions...
And Secretive Missions... !!!
  
All Types of Conditions...
And Forms of Rendition...
That Use Ammunition...
To Indulge In Killing...
of Innocent Victims... !!!
  
But WHO’s INNOCENT...
And HEROIC In Death... ?!?
  
Whose Acts Are HEROIC...
When War Becomes POTENT... ?!?
  
Soldiers And Toters...
of BIG GUNS In Holsters...
That Cause Roller Coasters... ?!?
  
That Take Minds On Rides...
That DESTROY Peoples’ Lives...  
  
And WHO Gets To Decide...
What A HERO DEFINES... ?!?
  
Those Who Hold POWER... !!!
And Make People Cower...
Because Who THEY KNOW...
Embrace VILLAINOUS Roles... !?!
  
The Type That Aren’t Shown...
In... Online Videos... !!!
  
Or On The BIG SCREEN...
If You Get What I Mean... ???
  
Are Heroes UNSEEN...
PRISTINE And SO CLEAN...
That They’re NEVER Dirtied...?!?
  
And What About Those...
Who Are Now Claiming Thrones...
In World Media Zones...
  
Are These People HEROES... ?!?
  
Or Just... BIG MONEY **’s...
Whose Souls Have DEEP Holes...
When Their Lives Are EXPOSED... !?!
  
It’s A World Where UNSTABLE...
  
People... Get NICE Labels...
That Seem To Tell Fables...
  
So Who Was The Villain...
Was It... Cain Or Abel... ?!?
  
When Truth Is What’s Written...
WHO Then Becomes VILLAINS... ?!?
  
Cos’ Heroes Would Seem...
To Embrace Secrecy...
  
According To Themes...
That Are Seen In Movies...
  
Hiding Behind...
All These Costumes And Masks...
  
Needing To Disguise...
Who They Actually Are...
  
Which Would Seem To Be Farce...
Because What Kind of Hero...
Just Works In... The Dark... ?!?
  
When People Need Light...
To STOP Villainous Hearts...
So That They Can See...
Who The REAL HEROES Be... !!!
  
And Then Consequently...
GET RID of New Villains...
BEFORE They Can Reach...
A Place Where They Feed...
  
Something Like Vaccines...
To Humans... GLOBALLY... !!!
  
You See Heroes And Villains...
Are DANGEROUS Labels...
To Be Out Their... Giving...
To... Corporate Stables... !!!
of Minds Who Devise...
Some Insidious Crimes... !!!
  
Like These BIG PHARMA Guys...
Whose Products Take Lives...
  
Just Check Through Their Files... !!!
  
These Days I’m Inclined...
To Not Just Apply...
A Title of Hero...
Or Villain To ZEROS... !!!
  
Because There Are MANY...
Whose Lives Are UNsTeaDy... !!!
  
Who Are NOT Heroic...
  
Their Egos Are BLOATED...
And Just OVERFLOWING...
With Compliments Given...
By People NOT DRIVEN...
To Take TIME To Listen...
And Compute Like... VISION... !!!
  
To See What Is Hidden...
BEHIND All Their Grinning... !?!
  
While Those Seen As Villains...
Are On Righteous Missions...
That DON’T Deal In Fiction...  
... Abusing Or Killing... !!!
  
These People Are Willing...
To Take STRONG POSITIONS... !!!
  
That May See Them SUFFER...
Or Have To Take Cover...
From Villainous Suckers...  
Who Move Just Like DARTH... !!!
  
Because Heroes Are STRONG...
And Will Fight Against Wrong...
From The Moment They START... !!!
  
While It Seems VILLAINS Are...
More Willing To Play...
Along With The Games...
That Are Now On Display...
On Our Big Screens Today...
  
And Then Have The Cheek...
When It’s Late In The Day...
To Then Start To Speak...
And Make ALL Kinds of Claims...
About Changing Their Ways...
And That Things Need To Change...
  
Just Like Villainous Snakes... !!!
They Just Slither Away...
And Make Worms Turn And Hate... !!!
  
While Heroes Stand STRAIGHT...
And Don’t Fear Facing Pain... !!!
  
Which Is Why I Have Written...
This Verse That’s Rhyme Driven...
  
Because Right Now I’m Thinking...
That Heroes Are MISSING...
While Villains Are Shifting...
The Rules of The Game...
To Suit VILLAINOUS Gains... !!!
  
So My Question Is This...
Who TRULY Now FITS...
  
And BEFITS The Description...
of Those Who Are Claimed...
  
To Be.....
  
..... “ Heroes And Villains “.....
I'm not so sure who's who, in this world now ???
Ananya Apr 4
What if I tell you a story
deeper than a true love’s kiss,
One in which the truth prevails
and it leaves your soul abyss?

What if the mistress of evil
trusted a human once,
An innocent girl who left her solitude
just to watch her wings get burned.

What if Ursula’s deal was fair
all she wanted was to sing,
Are only royal blood allowed to dream
Is that why she was banished by the king?

What if Snow White was in pretense
a girl who helped others mend,
And right after the poisoned apple
Evil Queens heart was under her bed.

What if villains were just humans
without lamps or slippers or prince,
They live without a fairy Godmother
and are deprived of fairytale endings.

They don’t get a knight in armour
or magic genie on the street,
They survive all alone
waiting for their demise to meet.

They walk on broken shards
while the princess attends the ball,
Can you blame them for wanting
to watch the fairest of them to fall?
Amanda Hawk Jan 6
I will not repent
My daily sins
To an antiquated verse
Or bind myself
To a definition
I do not acknowledge
To be a sinner, as you say
To be the villain
Before I have my own story
To wear guilt and shame
As constant wardrobe
I don’t buy it
Give me my flaws,faults
And misdeeds
Tattoo them to my skin
I will build an epic origin tale
Layers upon my body
Until my soul bleeds
And the words from my mouth
Will be sonnets for misfits
Gathering into bonfires
My smirk, dancing sparks
And trouble, a forte
To be sinner, as you say
And plaster your prayers
As hollow blessings
To cure me
To iron out my wrinkles
Tuck me safely into a social norm
I don't buy it
Fray the edges
Pull myself off the frame
Not all butterflies will be pinned
Pluck the pins of expectations
Use those antiquated words
To set fire
To every criticism you used
To create this prison
Repent, you say
For being myself
And I will tell you
no
Inspired by Lady Gaga song "Sinner's Prayer"
Anais Vionet Sep 2020
Pay Shylock his pound
of flesh, give Richard his horse,
let Juliet love anew.

Let go of the ghost -
Shakespeare’s doomed heroes
- pronounce them all dead.

Fight no more battles,
release strings so puppets
finish their dance.

Dismiss the actors,
set horses to pasture,
lower the curtains.

Ever-refreshed
villainy, once banished,
has taken new stages.

Human suffering,
in concert - you won't miss it
- it comes to you.
We recognize villains on stage - why not so in life?
Mrs Anybody Apr 2020
true villains
don't exist
and
neither do
true heroes

in someone's book
you are
a villain
in another's book
you are
a hero

you see,
it just
depends
on who
the storyteller is
also check out my other poems!  :)
B D Caissie Aug 2019
A tale lies hidden etched in stone, buried beyond a vanquished throne.

Its king and queen could not have known, the cost of a legend is paid for in bones.


©
Ignatius Hosiana Nov 2018
AnD
Those who fight to change history
usually change to fight history
neo Apr 2018
i steal.
i smoke.
i drink.
i gamble.
i punch.
i hurt.
i ****.

you see me as red. the ever color of anger.

you see me as green. the hue of greed and disgust.

you see me as black. the epitome of darkness.

but i'm in every way just like you.

i cry.
i fall.
i get hurt.
i get sick.
i get scared.
i make mistakes.

i die.

you don't see me as blue. a sadness conformed into a hue.

you don't see me as purple. an embodiment of fear.

you don't see me as white. the ever innocent color.

because before I was this, I was just like you.

and i guess you'll never see how the evil in me brought out the good in you.
villains deserve love and respect. they're people too. <3
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