To the courageous ones

Poetry, Writer life

Injustice here, injustice there,
Injustice everywhere!
But do I stand up against it?
No, I turn the other way.

I cower in fear,
Hide behind the norms,
I let injustice happen,
Just like everyone else.

Even when it tears me apart,
I swallow my guilt,
Kill my morality,
And run the other way.

I superglue my eyes shut,
Unhear the heart wrenching cries.
But all this for what?
To live a normal life?

I’m a coward.
Courage, I lack.
So, to all who dare stand up,
Here’s my salute!

For Eugi’s Weekly Promt: Courage

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58 thoughts on “To the courageous ones

  1. It is said, and rightly so, that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. So, if one were to feel intimidated by the idea of bold action against injustice one might find some small ways to express one’s feelings. For instance, writing a poem like this one. Or other baby steps and then accept that these are appropriate to where one might be. Who knows what changes might follow acceptance?

  2. β€œLet the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

    – I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
    – I shall fear only God.
    – I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
    – I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
    – I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”

    ― Mahatma Gandhi

    1. Thank you so much Eugenia!! Your prompts are always very fun to work with. So sorry for the late response. I have no idea why your comment went to spam. Much love. ❣️❀️

  3. Amazing piece of writing ❀️. To me, it’s your courage….that you admit, you’re coward….most of us / the humans are coward enough to not even admit that. Much love.

    1. Thank you so much Navin. This means a lot to me. I’m glad you like it. Sending much love back to you! β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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