Spear Song

Tip of the spear:
redder than they are.

A spear doesn’t care
what it pokes or pierces

as long as its wielder
is happy to see red.

The spear in the hand 
of a true-blue hero

is just as happy
to poke its old handler

as it was when that villain
was grinning and sticking

whoever is
holding it now.

Someone is going to die
by spear and sword.

Stop hating the spear
and instead grab ahold

and take it
and use it and 

see how it shines. See how
you shine. You can beat it

into some other form
when you win

and if you lose,
you won’t need to. 

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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