Treasure Island

Rowan Truebody


When it all goes pear shaped, when it all feels wrong
Do you stand and fight, keep going on and on
Isn’t it better to walk away, throw in the towel
Give up the fight, show a white flag

Too many fights, on too many fronts
So many enemies, too few allies
Gain a little, move back again
Fight some more, take another hit
Keep getting up, battered and bruised

Isn’t it better to give in, give up
Know when you’re beat
That enough is enough?

There’s still a victory
In resignation, in defeat
Knowing a truth, most won’t admit
That you’re strong enough
To know when you can’t win.

It’s not an apathy
As some people claim,
It’s not lack of backbone
Or weakness at all

To walk away from a fight
When you know you can’t win
Rest and retreat, heal up and grow
It’s just sometimes,
Well you just know

You’ve done all you can
No more you can try
Your limits are reached
Your defences are breached

Just let it go, let the world do its worst
There’s a point you can reach
Where you don’t hurt anymore

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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