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Author Name: FreeEvian 1 Comments
Date Added: April 05, 2020 06:04:21 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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What chance do I have
In this court
Where pride and shame
Drive the verdict?
What defence do I have
Against selective truths
What chance do I have
With a jury
Of buried memories
The admittance of pretence?
The battle ends
The drama, done
Does it feel
Like victory to you
Having declared triumph
While I have laid
The gauntlet
Left the fight
Never begun?
I could ask
Where the promises went
To die?
Where forever
Was lost
Before it arrived?
I could defend
Say my say
Present my case
Instead of feeling erased.
To my chagrin
I do nothing
With reluctance
I accept
That in the court of pride and shame
Nothing much survives.
Author's Notes:
Copyright Shereen Dudeja (Evian). April 05 2020.
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Comment By: FreeCatriona Abrahams on May 29, 2020 10:21:58 AM Report

Love the self controlled writing here, although the anger shows through.  I feel though that "in the court of pride and shame" self esteem survives.  If that helps.



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