Walk Tall



The great gnarled, scaly, and teethy beasts

Lie in wait and upon our feelings feast

Engorged and dogmatic in judging role

Their taste is for only the weakened souls

For inner strength is very hard to chew

Belief in yourself, the spirit’s sinew


Bind strong your mind in the common belief

Their roars are a cry of sadness and grief

The monsters and trolls that want control

Desperate to fill their own gaping holes

Will offer the world some different view

A better light on them, darkness for you


But only you know what lies underneath

Until they walk your path, they know the least

All the parts that led to being made whole

Precious metal forged in judgmental coals

Where strength imbues soul’s steel in shades of blue

And you only believe what you know true


So, walk tall among them in your own peace

Give no thought to their words or skewed beliefs

Being who you are is the only goal

Not found in the hate that they loud extol

And when love seems just a bit overdue

Others will share their love to see you through




4 Responses to “Walk Tall”
  1. Jim Borden says:

    haters gonna hate…
    we’ve got to ignore them…

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Great work Brad…that last section is absolutely true and very well written. All the best,

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Francisco! Don’t let the weather trouble you. The orange and olive trees need the rain. Always wishing all the best!

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        Yes, they do! Well they’re getting enough today! 😊 thank you my friend and all the best!

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