Against All That May Be


The hurts remembered
and the causes learned to avoid
Seeing the way things are
and the whys it must be so

Lessons learned
that keep from the same mistakes

Lessons learned
that build fences that protect
that lead to steering well clear of

and the fences become more strong
as does the knowing of all that is
against all that may be

One thought on “Against All That May Be

  1. bonus points appreciation for the potential cinematically adventurous fencer/underdog character imagery of this poem; conjuring thoughts of Zorro and Princess Bride’s Westley (and even that film’s Inigo Montoya) in their uphill battles/outnumbered/ still fighting against all odds. admirably determined and avenger-like

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