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How am I brave?

I’m the toughest you get.
I measure pain in acid drops.
Endure barbed stings that spread
Across nerve endings that jangle
with each intake of air.

I’m the toughest you get
standing dry eyed at one more loss.
Pain may eat my heart
but I will small talk through it
reminding my lungs to breathe

I’m the toughest you get.
Brave is cut into my skin in invisible ink
As others laugh and throw away platitudes
I’m so brave I stand every kindness
as they shatter and cut like glass

Original image was taken by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona

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For Bloganuary – Day 2.

“If you are going through hell, keep going” said Winston Churchill. Total and utter defiance as the bombs fell from the sky.

Life’s not all sunshine and roses. But here’s to those who endure to see better days. That, to me, is bravery.

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