The battle grew thick
and tension palpable
Cold war being a relic of the past
muffled screams contemporary
and a consummate act of mastery.
Silent shots aimed
but not fired
Who knows how, when,
what will be required?
The Why was pretty clear
The walls of corruption and conspiracy
playing safe in retrospect.
And more invincible than that
was my courage and self-respect.
Inspired by #JusJoJan, prompt-impenetrable