Threatened while your back is pressed against the wall,
If we never prepare ourselves, there’ll be fear.
Incensed with emotions—check them and stand tall;
Your martial arts training will kick into gear.
You’ve been here before with the best of the best;
There’s no need to act tough or puff out your chest,
Ball up your fist and hit the point of the chin,
If it’s clean on the button, you’ll get the win.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/07/17/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-7/.
Prompted from the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at: https://godoggocafe.com/2020/07/21/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-july-21-2020/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/07/21/your-daily-word-prompt-incensed-ydwordprompt-july-21-2020/.
Prompted from the Three Things Challenge at: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/07/21/three-things-challenge-303/.