Defiance

Defiance danced with lowly breeds
He said “this life’s all mine”
His torrid stare, his flying hair
His ruse I can’t define
He loves a dare, so please beware

Compliance shields what freedom needs
In certain fields of play
In fear I’ll miss her homely kiss
She’s locked my dreams away
She aches for this, a shackled bliss

Alliance seeds some hollow deeds
Their will can serve to blind
Their clinging stance, their distant glance
It’s them and us, in kind
Their game’s romance, their selves enhance

Defiance; hailed in many creeds
As tricksters, jokers, mules;
It’s power yields to one who’s freed
It’s fools who blame their tools.

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