In the midst of turbulent rains of resentment,
amidst cloudy, consuming fears from enmity,
in a nerve-racking hall of acrimony
flanked with hovering predators of hope;
in the jubilant mongers of woebegones
and amidst the prides of descending arrows of destruction...
there, right there amidst all,
kneel me my knees
fails me my moxie
wanes me my will;
dims my vision
dashes my hope
fizzles out my fortitude
and lasts — perchance — my breaths.
No I wasn't at a lost,
neither was I conquered
No, I was not a villain!
I had fought toxic winds of perfidy at my right,
maimed storms from mischief's dunes from the left;
fears from nefarious friends feared afront
as much as backstabbings from knaves healed at my back.
I succumbed not to the all-round tumults,
I in reality converged all my woes to my knee
poisoned their lots with potent perseverance.
As hearth sips last drop off me
PEACE, eternal peace, settles in!
I am not defeated — not a villain!
I am a hero!