Brave You Are
Even as my comforts dwindle.
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
And I believe we all have been swindled,
To accept those sweeping conflicts you greet...
To defeat to keep an image untarnished.
My heart is with you,
Brave one who stays there.
As I and others are kept safe,
Where those who pray and miss your presence.
Brave you are!
And your commitment,
To allow the feeding of selfish greed...
Should be praised.