Who Are You?

Are you a hero

if the medal 'round your neck is cold?

Are you a hero

if you are doing what you’re told?

What defines your greatness

is not in someone else’s book.

If you mold yourself to be

the hero in an external story

the glory will be temporaryꟷ

and you will fall trying to fit

with the others in the snake pit.

by Kayla Henry

Copyright © 2021 Kayla Henry

The moral rights of the author have been asserted.

All rights reserved. No part of this poem may be reproduced or used in any manner without written permission of the copyright owner except for the use of quotations in a review.

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