Day 12 - Pacifist

by Karen Michelle

There are two types
of people in this world -
those who will
fight fiercely
and those who will
surrender silently.

I am both,
on any given day,
but when the writing
is on the wall
(such as it is now)
I would rather
accept my fate peacefully
than fight a losing battle.

It does not mean
that I do not find all of this
a bitter pill to swallow,
nor that I am not
surprised to find myself here.

It is
and I am.

But such is life,
as the old adage goes.
And nothing lasts forever.
Not even us.


Posted on 07/04/2017
Copyright © 2022 Karen Michelle

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 07/04/17 at 03:17 AM

Great perspective...capture. Found myself easily relating to this. Personally, I would probably fight until I knew it was fruitless. As always, other opportunities for escape will arise.

Posted by Olivia Weinkein on 02/14/18 at 05:57 AM

I love this. Not sure what else to say.

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