Looming Weapon Of Destruction

I am not afraid because you say I do not exist
I will not question my own faith
or hide in the shadows
of your looming weapon of destruction
…on the contrary
– If to you, I do not exist, you can never destroy me

If I am the water slipping through your fingers
you can never drink me, drown me;
or use me to wash away the stain of your choices
If I am the sand beneath your feet
you can never use me or my labors
to build your castles in the sky
Because when the tide rises
I will wash away into the glorious sea
I will be of no use to you – only to me
If I am the flip side of your bigotry,
the brunt of your misogyny or racism;
prisoner chained by your legislated laws
If my protected rights
are restricted by your ignorance,
by the stroke of your pen –
None of this will impact me

You see,

I am not afraid because you say I do not exist
I will not question my own faith
or hide in the shadows
of your looming weapon of destruction
…on the contrary
– if to you, I do not exist you can never destroy me.

If I am indeed the flip side of what you are
than nothing about you can touch me
Because I am invisible in your world,
I do not exist and my power is in – that I am
– and your ignorance keeps you oblivious
My power is that you can not destroy
what you do not believe in or acknowledge
You stand on a podium to impose your stance, your presence
You and the like, use fraud as a “prop” to legitimize ego
I stand on my own
I stand with my feet planted
in Mother Earth
My head high, eyes to the sky – rain or shine
There is no one that will ever hold me higher
than I hold myself

You see,

I am not afraid because you say I do not exist
I will not question my own faith
or hide in the shadows
of your looming weapon of destruction
…on the contrary
– if to you, I do not exist you can never destroy me.

© 2016 TrilbyYates

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