Heart of A Lion


You’ve got the heat of a lion
vigorously pulsating bravery
through your body as you stand up,
not ignorant of the talk that flies above
dive bombing into your skin trying to
tear off tiny pieces of you until there is
nothing left for even the vultures themselves,
but you’ve got the heart of a lion,
making sure that your vision stays clear
keeping tears from your eyes and using
the salt rather to thicken your skin, beautifying,
invisibly scaring you, marking you with
a confidence that is felt, and it feels like silk,
expertly crafted from the finest of material
and sewn together in a stitch that
can never be undone and eventually
it doesn’t seem to matter
what they say. 

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2 thoughts on “Heart of A Lion

  1. Loved this poem especially the line that reads keeping tears from your eyes and using the salt rather to thicken your skin. Your words invoke past memories of being in the lions den as the main course. I love poets that can make me feel what I am reading. Great job I think you are very talented.

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