Based in Boise, Idaho, The word No Has Escaped is a blog by Regan Meade. Her posts explore her life and the world around her through poetry; and to explore the creative mind by encouraging other writers to challenge themselves with writing prompts.

Judge Me Fairly

Judge Me Fairly


Blades Clash with tiny flares of angry heat

            leaping from one side to another,

Blood is inevitable,

            How much depends on the leader’s depth perception,


Some decisions can make or break

            The battle of prowess.

Split seconds from defeat and achievement,

            Too close for those on the home front to see clearly,


Judgement is clouded by misinformation, greed,

             fancy dinners with bright lights, and fake smiles,

Just when the cloud couldn’t be lifted

            Pure intentions and compassion make a dent,


Blades will always slam against each other,

            Each how and when is questioned by the audience

But the falsity of a new leader’s mind and mouth

            will always be met with a blunt shield.