Explosive Personalities

There’s something about an explosion
that just doesn’t seem quite real.
A powerful force at worst,
but from a distance, just a noisy outburst.

Some men explode with power
others follow them in the news
the only ones who survive in the blast zone
are the ones who can stand on their own.

The thing about an explosion
is it’s as quick as it is dense
it doesn’t seem concerned
with guilt or innocence.
It’s hard to find any meaning
with something that’s not quite real
but what does it mean to disturb the calm,
and what does it mean to bomb?

Too many have an excess of personality
that intrudes on the next person
To be accepted, they become the exception.
Are you marching to a different drummer
or playing for attention?