On Imitations of Greatness

On Imitations of Greatness

Do you want to be like your heroes?
Or is it that you actually see yourself,
Infinitely reflected within those?
Do you have it in you to transform?
How long can you keep it up?
Funny how it seems when you find it,
That it is so hard to hang onto,
That groove, that flow,
that thing that makes you, you, yo!

How do you go against the nature,
Not your own but that of fear?
Do you in that moment remember,
That you’re a kind, beautiful soul?
Your random thoughts, they do not count,
But your actions surely do,
So tell me if you want to be like your heroes,
What are you doing to get there?

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D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.