365 Poems: January 17th, 2014

One More Terrible Truth

The daring take chances because it is their choice.

The shy take chances because there is no other.

The failing take chances because there is no hope.

The failed take chances because there is nothing but.

But why do people dream

 

that people can stand up there without taking a chance?

 

That people don’t have to die

 

to live?

 

To learn one more terrible truth

and struggle to stand up

and shake off the dust and the blood and

stare at the enemy with burning eyes

 

and say,

 

“Now it’s your turn.”

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