Friday, February 14, 2014

The Coward

The Coward
Christopher Powell

The coward sits on the ground and stares while hating himself.
Then, he hates himself again and again.
After a period that seems to stretch and stretch
As he waits and ponders and imagines outcomes,
He slowly stands and takes the labored steps 



Toward the war which he cannot avoid.

At some point, he hopes to be found with the others,
Even if lacking in skill.
His heartbeats echo 



As he attempts to fight
And stand
In the war.

And then,
Though he is scared,
He is not a coward anymore.

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