The fear envelops my mind in a shroud
I make it my cloak.
My rage is all consuming,
Blind and overpowering
It becomes my mask.
My determination is as iron,
Unilateral and unbending
Determination is my blade.
As time passes, my resolve hardens-
Iron to steel
My will is stone.
With a mask of hate
A heart of apathy
I walk this world alone.

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Ryker.


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