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Shield

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Shield

The shield was taken away

And I saw you for what you are

When there’s no such thing as permanence

Or a safe harbour

Or peace

I swam in the raging current

And licked the flames of the fearsome fire.

I sped fast past the axe murderer’s slash

And I clung

I clung for any scrap.

Now the shield is restored

My makeshift masterpiece

Painstakingly constructed and lovingly protected

Yet as flimsy as a feather in the wind

As useful as a crumb in the bin

I have no time to think

Nor plan nor prepare

No time but the second before me

Barracaded from the flood

Wrapped tight in insecurity

My lacerated wounds dressed in pound shop plasters

A shield of hopeful design.