Undaunted

via Daily Prompt: Banned

You’re a poised one
with a fire-fueled determination—
a rare bird of beauty
with an enchanting,
vanishing song.
You do not possess
the ability
to be caged or tamed,
nor did I ever
want to try.
In fact,
I wanted
to be wild
with you.
Your discipline
and vision
inspired me.
Yet,
you scared me.
Like the story
of Napoleon,
I forced your
abdication
and banned you
from my heart
in true,
French fashion.
I exiled you
to the memories
of our fights,
your inconsideration,
and any red flag
that I ever had
about you.
But, my feelings
for you were real
and cannot break free
from your spell.
Every day,
your apparition
escapes
the darkened corners,
where I expelled
your memory,
and raises an army
of all my feelings,
always making your way
back into my heart.

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. -Napoleon Bonaparte

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