The confrontation

I’m going to act brave.

I’m going to think I’m tall.

I’m not going to let you see

that I’m actually feeling small.

I’m going to pretend

I have the courage needed for this fight.

And I’m not going to worry

this moment  if I’m wrong or if I’m right.

When I get to my home

I will close and lock my door

and perhaps collapse in a ball

and cry on my bedroom floor.

But you will never see

and I promise you’ll never know you win.

When I take my bravery off

and be the coward that I am again.

For now though,


I’m going to act strong.

I’m going to act tough.

I’m going to let you believe

that I actually have the stuff.

I’m going to pretend

that I’m overflowing with confidence

and I’m not going to worry

or think about any consequence.

© 2013 ck’s days


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3 thoughts on “The confrontation

  1. That’s what I was going for! Even the most confident person has an Achilles heel. And usually, the person we think of as confident admits they feel nervous inside (much to us Nervous Nellies’ surprise).

  2. Pingback: Courage | ck's days

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