I Fought Against The World Last Night

I fought against the world last night,
It didn’t go that well.
But for a little while, man,
I really gave ’em hell –

Yet when the fight was over, world
Was standing, strong as stone —
And I was staring at the mat,
Then limping out alone.

There is so much that happens to us
Not of our own choosing;
We fight sometimes, and know we’ll lose,
But keep on. past our losing —

I heard the crowd in padded seats
Who jeered at my last fall:
I know my name and bloodied face
Fell out of their recall –

I fought against the world last night,
It’s hard when you go through it:
But there are things that must be done,
And someone has to do it –

For there can be a better world:
There’s wrong that still needs righting —
And we can yet win out, at last –
As long as we
Keep fighting

Author: Beleaguered Servant

Owen "Beleaguered" Servant (a/k/a Sibelius Russell) writes poetry mostly, with an occasional pause to have a seizure.

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