24 Jun 2022  C. chou  2 mins read.

Though I may
Quake in fear

Gritting my teeth,
I will withstand
All that is thrown here

I will face
Any of the dangers
That draw near

Because despite it all,
I can’t bear
To see your tears

So opening my arms wide,
I challenge all
That dare

With all my power,
I will muster
All the strength
That I can gather

Brandishing my weapon,
I step forth,
With a defiant glare

With my actions,
I will make you

That so long
As I am here,
There is nothing
For you to fear

Because for you,
I will withstand
All that come here

Whether they arrive
With swords or axes
Or simply to stare

Even if
My legs tremble
And my teeth quaver,

I will remain
And for you,
I will bear

All that there
Is to bear
For we are a pair

And because
Any price is worthwhile
So long as it
Preserves that smile

This poem was inspired by a writing prompt from the “Storyteller’s Vault” Publication

quake | withstand

C. Chou
C. Chou

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