battles

i will save my energy
for the battles i can win 
or the battles, 
that even if i lose, 
i can still make
a difference.

i will battle for the 
forgotten and the fearful. 
for the tired and
the downtrodden.
i will battle for those who
have less than i do. 

i will stand should to shoulder, 
be someone’s anchor
in the storm. 
hold each other up
so we know we are
not alone.