BEHIND THE COAT OF PLATES
             BEHIND THE COAT
                      OF PLATES pretense stories
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pistachio yugen| love kindness
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He said that wearing those metal plates is no valor. But wearing without those, is also a pretense of bravery. A poem for the daily prompt "Pretense".

BEHIND THE COAT OF PLATES

Bare chest, stripped of cuirass

Bare chest, stripped of cuirass What boldness concealed by that brass

Bare chest, stripped of cuirass What boldness concealed by that brass Exposed shoulders, revealed by pauldrons

Bare chest, stripped of cuirass What boldness concealed by that brass Exposed shoulders, revealed by pauldrons A symbol of a well-honed brawn

Head's vulnerable, discarded barrel helm

Head's vulnerable, discarded barrel helm For his nemesis it became a bullseye dartboard

Head's vulnerable, discarded barrel helm For his nemesis it became a bullseye dartboard Not a sign of fear to the treathened brain stem

Head's vulnerable, discarded barrel helm For his nemesis it became a bullseye dartboard Not a sign of fear to the treathened brain stem Perhaps wore a courageous look akin to a lord.

Bare fist, sword was dropped

Bare fist, sword was dropped A combat for equal assessment of strength

Bare fist, sword was dropped A combat for equal assessment of strength Knuckles cracked, heart is fired up

Bare fist, sword was dropped A combat for equal assessment of strength Knuckles cracked, heart is fired up Fists are clenched cloaking fright of great length

A foolish and suicidal act they view it

A foolish and suicidal act they view it Valor and heroism he call it

A foolish and suicidal act they view it Valor and heroism he call it Without armours, he has the bravest countenance

A foolish and suicidal act they view it Valor and heroism he call it Without armours, he has the bravest countenance But no one sees the pretense in his courageous stance.

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