Defiance

Defiance short poem

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We did not grieve your passing so much
As the defiance that left
With the passing of your ashes, into the river of sorrow

Defiant you were,
In front of the towering tides of the raging ocean,
Defiant you were,
At the edge of black, bottomless cliffs,
Defiant you were,
In the mad fields of shameless plundering,
All bathed in the blood of the tyrant,
Fuming in the fires of battle

Etiquette was never there
As part of your soul,
Your spine would not bend
In the ways of the aristocrat,
The words that you spoke
Were but barbed, bitter, pungent
Doused in the penchant for revolution

Yet, your defiant being
Did kindle a thousand souls,
We followed you wherever you took us

Now, that you are no more
One thousand awakened souls
Stand where your funeral pyre had once blazed
Gleaming in the light of the breaking dawn,
As the defiant sun rises above all!

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Ajin
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Lovely!

Randall Smith
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The first time I read this did not really see the point of it. The second time I looked a little deeper and saw more meaning. This time understood so much more. I guess I will have to read it again It has captured my
thoughts.

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To come crashing through the gates of hell, look the demon in the eye and casually yell! Total defiance in every breath as you stare down into the dungeons of death. Never before have you shaken my goals or been