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the fall

 

 

 

it’s

 

the fight of your life

 

and

 

you know it’s

 

life or death

 

this time

 

survival of the

 

mis-fittest

 

all the world’s an

 

arena

 

the gladiator bows

 

but Caesar isn’t looking

 

the

 

great blind fool

 

oblivious

 

to the hours of training

 

the cuts and bruises

 

the holds, punches and counter

 

punches

 

every sparring match

 

dealthy serious

 

leading

 

inevitably to this

 

con-frontation

 

still

 

training all the

 

muscles

 

exept

 

the one

 

most important

 

beating still

 

somewhere deep with-in

 

somehow

 

you’ve always known

 

he who would learn to fight

 

must learn how to

 

fall

 

 

 

all the great battles

 

and all the great

 

warriors

 

end this way

 

here’s hoping humpty dumpty

 

that patron saint

 

of all things

 

bro-ken

 

may he bring peace

 

of mind

 

before the body

 

like bread

 

is broken

 

for a war that

 

already has been

 

won

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

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