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Caustic Defenses

Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts tend spill onto the pages, often in the form of poetry and sometimes essays.


Self defense is necessary

But when it becomes an eyrie

Could it be we're too blind to see

What's missing from this place of peace?

Ready to strike down an enemy

Always on alert, or so it seems

For the slightest sign of disrespect

Armor clad and able to deflect

Any punch or jab that’s thrown

Even those imaginary blows

Unafraid of confrontation or a fight

One quick jab left then swing right

Block an opponent's unintended shove

Hit back harder but without a glove

Caustic defenses are all well and good

When things work out like they should

But sometimes we’re the ones who lose

When we must live with what we choose

Are there ways to right a mistake

We may not even know we’ve made?

Perhaps it’s just an unintended side effect

Of defending against what we should protect

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