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the good fight


people fight

for their ideas,

for their values,

for their honor,

for their families,

and for their nations.


others also fight;

but, they fight

for their next breath.


congratulations, this is the first piece i've given a five to. well earned.

the poem is just so brief and full of intention that as you finish the last line, you find that it's already pervaded into your mind and you get one of those epiphany moments where you realize how, while some are busy defending their ideas, some are just barely able to defend themselves. it really puts everything into perspective quite beautifully. well done.