To the courageous ones

Injustice here, injustice there,
Injustice everywhere!
But do I stand up against it?
No, I turn the other way.
 

I cower in fear,
Hide behind the norms,
I let injustice happen,
Just like everyone else.

 
Even when it tears me apart,
I swallow my guilt,
Kill my morality,
And run the other way.

 
I superglue my eyes shut,
Unhear the heart wrenching cries.
But all this for what?
To live a normal life?

 
I’m a coward.
Courage, I lack.
So, to all who dare stand up,
Here’s my salute!

For Eugi’s Weekly Promt: Courage

Featured image by: Oleg Magni from Pexels

58 Comments Add yours

  1. Such a wonderful poem
    Amaaaazing!!!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

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      1. You are most welcome

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  2. I’m the same, I struggle to stand up for myself or others.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      We really gotta stand up. And it’s so easy to say. But when it comes to implementing it, we all run away. 😟😟

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  3. Tom Schultz says:

    It is said, and rightly so, that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. So, if one were to feel intimidated by the idea of bold action against injustice one might find some small ways to express one’s feelings. For instance, writing a poem like this one. Or other baby steps and then accept that these are appropriate to where one might be. Who knows what changes might follow acceptance?

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    1. WildHeart says:

      So true! We gotta start taking small step. Thank you so much πŸ’•

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      1. Tom Schultz says:

        you’re welcome. and thank you for sharing your poem

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  4. We do let injustice happen.Truth be told we are cowards .Wonderful poem.Wonderful hard hitting truth to reflect upon.GoodπŸ‘

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! πŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

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  5. Harsh says:

    Very few are truly courageous. Others are just good talkers.

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  6. Haroon Mirza says:

    Beautiful and true very few people have the courage to stand up against tyranny and we should encourage them

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Haroon! πŸ’•

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      1. Haroon Mirza says:

        You’re welcome

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      2. WildHeart says:

        ❀️

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  7. Stuart says:

    I love this 😊

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Stuart! πŸ’•

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  8. Vivek says:

    Wonderful thought, thanks for sharing this beautiful piece…

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Vivek! I’m so very happy that you liked it. ❀️

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  9. Charles says:

    β€œLet the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

    – I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
    – I shall fear only God.
    – I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
    – I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
    – I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”

    ― Mahatma Gandhi

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    1. WildHeart says:

      He’s called Mahatma for a reason! πŸ’•β€οΈ

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much ❀️

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      1. πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

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      2. WildHeart says:

        πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  10. Ladysag77 says:

    Your words hit me every time my friend. Lovely πŸ₯°πŸ˜‰

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! I’m very glad you like my works. Much love. ❀️

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  11. -Eugenia says:

    Well said! Those courageous souls who risk their lives for others are very special! Thank you for participating.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Eugenia!! Your prompts are always very fun to work with. So sorry for the late response. I have no idea why your comment went to spam. Much love. ❣️❀️

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  12. Brad Osborne says:

    Powerful, honest, and brave! There is a beauty here that goes beyond the words you have written. Well done!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Brad! Not only for this comment, for always pushing me. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ˜˜ ❀️

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  13. Matt P says:

    Wow! This poem is a truth bomb! Welcome to reality, where most people are coward and calculating. Great one Shreya!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you Matt! I’m so happy you like it. πŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜β£οΈβ€οΈ

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    1. WildHeart says:

      πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  14. You paid them all the respect they deserve by belittling yourself…
    I cannot be more proud of you..
    Great job wild heart πŸ’“

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  15. aarzu says:

    V nice ❣️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ’• πŸ™ˆπŸ˜˜

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      1. aarzu says:

        Pleasure πŸ’• πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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  16. Navin says:

    Amazing piece of writing ❀️. To me, it’s your courage….that you admit, you’re coward….most of us / the humans are coward enough to not even admit that. Much love.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Navin. This means a lot to me. I’m glad you like it. Sending much love back to you! β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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  17. Navin says:

    ❀️😘

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    1. WildHeart says:

      πŸ€—πŸ€—β£οΈπŸ˜˜

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  18. You just win my heart! Wonderful

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a billion Ayesha! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜β€οΈβ£οΈπŸ’•

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  19. farmgirl says:

    We are fighting something we can’t win. God promises something better very soon πŸ’• I hope you enjoy learning more about this.
    https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002201?q=leadership&p=par

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