I braced myself

As the battle began

My enemy was ready

So I held myself steady

I crushed despair

I defeated hate

The argument of blame

I quickly put to shame

The issue of my value

I knocked that askew

The mockery of my future

I treated like a bad feature

The battle was over

Victory was mine

All in a Jiffy

My enemy- defeated

Retreating and in decline

The fight was over

It had been everyone

For himself

And I’d won this battle

Even though the battle

Had been

With non-other

Than myself


 Copyright 2017 -Vivian Zems