Joseph A. Pinto

#barflypoet & author of dark fiction


BOWED STILL I STRIDE

Your purpose seems hell-bent on serving to demassify me –
when will you learn that unlike the storms that have reshaped your landscape,
I will never seek higher ground.
I will not compartmentalize to fit any ideal but my own;
bowed still I stride,
and when your voice hits hurricane pitch in protest, I will know I lived free of compromise
after all.

© Copyright 2015 Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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10 thoughts on “BOWED STILL I STRIDE

  1. PoesRavenLady says:

    Powerful indignance! 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Yep, that’s me! lol Thank you, Ms Raven’s Lady!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Sherrie! 🙂

  2. jaimiengle says:

    Very cool. The imagery in this poem was very sharp and powerful for me. Great work…

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Jaimie 🙂 Thank you; I’m glad my words can resonate for you

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Christina! 🙂

  3. Rellick says:

    Stand your ground through adversity.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Always! Thank you for reading, Karl! 🙂

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