Sometimes bravado is foolish
It’s just not the right way to go
But casting aside all discretion
Is sometimes the only way through.
If there’s nothing much in the locker
And more to be gained than you’ll lose
Striding out with a swagger
Can be quite the best path to choose.
Act with sufficient conviction
Look like you mean what you say
It might just be foolish bravado
But perhaps you’ll still carry the day.