Defiant. Afraid.

Right fist raised,
defiant in the face
of tyranny and
the evils of man.

“I will fight you!”

I scream my truth,
but it’s lost in
the battle’s din.

Onlookers admire
my fortitude
and fire,


to them,
is the corner
that traps me
in this war

where I’m
just to survive.

©️  CG Tenpenny, 2019.

“And I’m a goddamn coward,
but then again so are you,
and the lion’s roar,
the lion’s roar.”

– First Aid Kit

Published by

CG Tenpenny

Thank you for dropping in to read my work! I hope you find something that interests you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s