A-Z: Camouflage

Never before, never again
would I believe that
Love could conquer all.
The face in the photograph
said a thousand words—yet,
I never heard them…
I only heard my own.
I am not a warrior,
though I painted on a brave face,
and became battle-scarred.
I am not a soldier,
though I camouflaged emotions,
and bravely fought on.
Still, I fought alone and lost.
Finally, through the wisdom
only age brings,
I realized that in losing,
I won.

~McGuffy Ann Morris

Camouflage is a poem that I included in my poetry book, WeedsThis is a poem that is very personal to me. Relationships can be complicated, no matter the kind of connection. Sometimes, communication is a battle. There are some people who seem to want or need to control relationships. War is waged. Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose. There are times when you ultimately do both. Many people have told me that they could relate to this poem. For that reason, I am including Camouflage in the A-Z Challenge.


“My Writeful Heart”:
A= Acknowledgments
B= Believe


37 thoughts on “A-Z: Camouflage

  1. I certainly can identify with this wonderful poem of yours. I’ve learned in my many years that some battles were just meant to be lost – for in the loss we learn far more than we would have learned in winning….. just another part of our journey.

    Love, Pam

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  2. A powerful poem. Those who control in relationships are literally draining the life out of their victims and it’s better to pull away.By pulling away, you certainly won. It takes a while to see the prize that came at great cost.
    Hugs & prayers, Julia


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