Leaving the Cage on Your Shield

The only emotion fit to wear is rage;

Any other identity shows weakness.

A scowl is best to adorn in the cage,

Hiding any true feelings requires  finesse .

Disguising the pain, both a blessing and curse;

Dancing around while hurt means things can get worse.

If fighters lose, they wish to leave on their shield;

The price of competing on sport’s battlefield.

Prompted from MMA Stortyime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/07/15/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-6/.

Prompted from Eugi’s Weekly Prompt at: https://amanpan.com/2020/07/13/eugis-weekly-prompt-identity-july-13-2020/.

Prompted from Tale Weaver at: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/tale-weaver-284-blessing-july-16th/.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/your-daily-word-prompt-adorn-ydwordprompt-july-16-2020/.

Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-dancing/.

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