Fiction is Reality

Location

Adults always speak

We shouldn’t read fantasy

Doesn’t prepare you

For reality, one bit

 

Answer this for me

How have I learned more

About life’s purpose

From people who don’t exist

Than from school lessons

The proof surrounds all of us

 

Harry Potter showed me

Love and friendship can conquer

Evil any day

 

Katniss Everdeen proved

That you should never

Give up on the ones you love

 

Percy Jackson taught us all

There’s a hero in everyone

 

Artemis Fowl revealed

The beauty in intelligence

And magic also

Lives underneath all of us

 

Steve Rogers taught us

Always be compassionate

And stand up for others

 

Tris Prior taught us to be

Always courteous

Always self-sacrificing

Never ignorant

Never untrustworthy

Always courageous

 

Thus, I believe

Those who never existed

Have taught us more than

People who have tried to teach us

Fantasy isn’t fiction but fact

This poem is about: 
Me
Our world

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741