Nathan Beery

Freshman - 671 Points (Aurora CO)

Underdog - Poem by Nathan Beery

They have said
'sometimes the weak must die, it is for the best'
Kill the black horse,
They say with certainty,
And yet I attest, without a moment's insecurity-
That yes, the underdog does die,
The weak fall,
Are trampled-
And beaten and bruised-
By a harsh world that tries to keep them down-
That fears their ascent,
To drown them in the sea of misfortune, that
They were given from the start-
But, sometimes, it's more a matter of heart-
Even the phoenix rises from useless ash,
From he that rises, and is beaten and battered down-
At every turn in life, and
Yet still climbs...
While the weak may sometimes die-
The words from the aristocrats, I can attest-
Is a certain lie,
Those who start atop, don't know what is best-
The underdog that falls is still far better, than the man
Who started best-

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/14/2015 11:53:00 PM)

    You are so right. Thanhs for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2015

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