Knowing Better – A Poem by Jill

Jill’s poem was awarded Equal First Place in our Lorikeet Poetry Competition 2021. The theme was ‘Strength and Courage to Overcome Adversity’.

Knowing Better

By Jill

Tight, like an angry hug.
Death-grip around my chest,
mind, life.
Code Red! Code Red!
Every lamb, a hidden tiger.
Trust is for victims,
my body shouts.
Fear knows better.
Still, like a flooded dam.
Breathing into my chest,
mind, life.
Stand down, soldier.
Every tiger, a bleating lamb.
Love is for survivors,
my spirit shouts.
I know better.

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