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Quiet Defiance

By Butterfly Thomas



My opposition isn’t always outloud


And in your face

Sometimes I quietly seethe

And wonder

If I spoke out

Would it make a change

Would this time be different

Would it mean something?


And am I any less proud if I don’t?

Am I any less hurt?

Am I any less offended?

Am I any less broken?

Are my feelings still valid?

Still important?

Still mine

If they don’t leave you cowed

Or contrite

My opposition is not always flashy


In secret I defy the odds

I defy your limatations

I defy these bonds

These chains

Of narrow imaginations

My opposition is not always out loud

Yet and still, I disagree

In quiet defiance






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About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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