(from In the Shadow of my Pen: A Collection of Poetry and Prose)
Unsplash Image by Hassan Rafhaan
Cut me down like a sheaf of corn in a field of wheat.
Slaughter me like a lamb and watch me bleed.
Pour kerosene on my skin then light a match.
Bury me alive as I scratch, trying to find a way out of the earth.
Keep trying to destroy me, but you will never win.
I am a fighter, a warrior, and a soldier of war.
Do not underestimate my resilience or strength.
My sword is already dripping with blood like the ink from this pen.
Kill me if you wish, but I will rise again.
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