February Son (Pretending Out Loud)

February Son (Pretending Out Loud)

A Poem by Wesley L Dingler



could we imagine the echoes of light now

are still really stars somehow?

i could really use a friend right now;

another to pretend out loud

that everything'll be all right somehow?


i guess my mom would say, "it all depends, son"

and she's the one who told me, "just pretend, son"

and that's what i did, but so many aren't keeping up

even when it seems like so many are creeping up


on me from behind

just as i can see the finish line,

and i know too well this world doesn't claim me a friend,

and who knows, they may actually hang me in the end,


but for now, ladies and gentlemen,

could we make peace and just pretend?


yes, just pretend



could we imagine the echoes of light now

are still really stars somehow?

i could really use a friend right now;

another to pretend out loud

that everything'll be all right somehow?


because i tried it with a pseudonym;

gave him a name and even put a suit on him;

then someone came and they sewed over him;

now his voice is as mute as an old hymn


so now it's back to just wesler el,

(the word-wrestling heckler from hell)

and it looks like i'm at the top of my game,

but to what success if no one i know feels my pain?


they know as well as i

that if i don't swell or die

or stand to meet the cut

then it's back to slinging dough at Pizza Hut


so for now, ladies and gentlemen,

is anyone up for a game of pretend?



© 2016 Wesley L Dingler



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Added on November 13, 2016
Last Updated on December 22, 2016
Tags: Prose-Poetry, Star-Gazing, Hopeful Romantic, Inspired, Imaginary


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Wesley L Dingler
Wesley L Dingler

Auburn, AL



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I grew up in Central Alabama (born in the same town as Edward Bloom) and began writing poetry and short stories at age nine. I am now the author of several poetry compilations, a song and lyric collec.. more..

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