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I have heard all the tales,
Listened to the songs.
I have been taught
What bravery means,
How strength is more
Than the lack of fear.
I know the stories.
But what happens
When there is no mountain to climb?
How do I fight
When my enemy
Is as insubstantial
As the breeze that caresses?
There are no dragons
To bathe me in fire,
Test the strength of my soul.
There is no perilous ocean,
Storms gathering on the horizon,
For me to conquer.
How am I to move mountains
When the land has barely a ripple?
How am I to prove that I am brave?

My battle is quiet
And slow.
But it is fierce.
I fight back with everything I am,
I push towards my very limits
Until the ocean is forced to recede
As my footsteps refuse to falter.
I will not allow mere water
To defeat me.
I will not allow
Weakness of body
To overcome the strength of my mind.
Mountains move from my path,
Dragons take to the sky,
The earth quakes
With my every footstep.
Because I am brave.
I am strong.

There are poems inside of me
That paper cannot handle,
Words that cannot be released
For the very air would burn.
I stand within an implosion
That has been gaining strength
For more years than I should have allowed.
But it is time to beat back the flames.
It is time for the rain to come down.
For I can summon storms,
Bring down the lightning
And roar with the force of thunder.
These flames will not withstand the water.

I have heard the tales,
Learned all I could,
I have prepared for my own battle.
Now it is time to wage war.
Watch me fight.
You wield silence
Like a blade.
But who does it cut?

The absence of words
Is a language in itself,
One focused on emotion
And the soft but deadly things
That grow in the spaces
Between words.
And I cannot decide
Whether you wrap the silence
Around your shoulders
Like the comfort of a scarf
Or whether the silence
Slivers into place
And tightens its hold
Like a noose,
Cutting off sound
And breath
Until the stutters
Of broken letters
Are taken up by your heart.
Do not let the silence
Infect your organs.
I would be lost
Without that beat
To guide my footsteps
Home.
Silent Samurai
I've been thinking about silence recently, about it's many different hues. 

Let me know what you all think. 
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Bethany
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday! :D
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Happy birthday!! :cake: have a good one~ :dance:
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Thank you for the fave and watch Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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Thanks for all the faves Jammin' 
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