Archive | December, 2011

Warrior Trophies

30 Dec

Greetings warriors,

Seems Santa has delivered a few awards this holiday season. I’ve been awarded the

courtesy of From the Heart of J

courtesy of Emilino Emloile and Nandini

and the

courtesy of Kate Kresse

Thanks to all of you for the awards, much appreciated!

10 things about me:

1. One of my eyes is half blue and half brown

2. I affectionately refer to all miniature dogs as “monsters”

3. I was apparently the only person who loved Tron: Legacy

4. I believe the key to mental health is physical health and vice versa

5. I dressed up as Anakin Skywalker this past Halloween (and tragically turned to the dark side half-way through the evening)

6. My ultimate pop-culture hero is Optimus Prime

7. My only addiction is toothpicks

8. My favourite inspirational band is Alter Bridge

9. My favourite video game is Metal Gear Solid 3

10. I’m immune to embarrassment.

I’d like to nominate the following wonderful blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

http://granbee.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://meanderlight.com/

http://adalamar.wordpress.com/

https://seraphim6.wordpress.com/

And nominate these fantastic blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award:

http://thecurvyspine.wordpress.com/

http://radicalamazement.wordpress.com/

http://achingforpng.wordpress.com/

http://ericasosney.wordpress.com/

http://allaboutlemon.com/

And I nominate the following inspirational blogs for the Candle Lighter Award:

http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/

http://sacrilegeofthegoddess.wordpress.com/

http://jennyjain.wordpress.com

http://jackielrobinson.com/

http://zendictive.wordpress.com/

Happy New Year, fellow warriors! All the best in 2012!

Peace & grace,

~Miro

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The Tale of the Bloodless Stone

30 Dec

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

The Tale of the Bloodless Stone

There once was a pair of cold stones
That butted each other all day
Sparks always flew
As they both turned the screw
And had nothing too pleasant to say

One day both stones chose to depart
Their last words were not very nice
Many years passed
And neither stone asked
For peace because of the high price

But something strange started to happen
To one of the stones over years
Instead of departing
When trouble was starting
This stone stood its ground and faced fears

And slowly but surely this stone
Through the magic of courage and grace
Transformed to a man
And in his veins began
Pumping warm blood to his face

And to his arms, legs and whole body
It trickled with the slightest nick
“That’s a hell of a thing!”
They heard this man sing
As he cleaned it away with a lick

Where once he was cold and rock solid
So rigid and uncaring too
Now he was warm
Different from the norm
An amazing change he had gone through

He wondered if his old stone friend
Had maybe gone through the same change
But when they did meet
Old friend was concrete
And it thought that the man was quite strange

The man tried to show how with little
Effort he could make blood trickle
When he beckoned the stone
He received just a groan
The stone, you see, was very fickle

It was still quite rigid and cold
Because warm blood did not flow through
Its veins deep inside
Within was just pride
And soon he knew this to be true:

Just because you do transform
Into something more than a rock
That doesn’t mean all
Have heard the same call
And have figured out how to unlock

The way to get blood from a stone
Through patience, forgiveness and love
Some stones are content
To just sit there and vent
To complain, feel abused and just shove

                                   ~Miro

Remain in Light

29 Dec

“Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined.” ~Katherine Anne Porter

 

Remain in Light

This message is for warriors
Who have a loved one who
Has done something so selfish that
It’s not just made them blue

This message is for warriors
Who feel they’ve been betrayed
By loved ones who could not resist
Their urges to get laid

They grew complacent, they got bored
They wanted something fresh
They squandered something deeper for
Relations of the flesh

They’ve left you angry, hurt, confused
And you feel your light fade
You feel there is a price for their
Selfishness to be paid

I’m here to tell you now the best
Advice you’ll ever get:
Remain in light, brave warrior
Don’t you dare get upset

They know that they have shown weakness
And their guilt haunts them now
They want you in their darkness too
So that you bend and bow

Hold your words of hatred and
Unclench your angry fist
Remain in light, do not hurt back
Revenge you must resist

Remain in light as you feel it
Does slip away from you
Remain in light and forgive how
They were weak and untrue

Be on guard, they’ll try to put
Some of the blame your way
Remain in light as you choose soft
And patient words to say

Let them writhe in turmoil as
They try to make some sense
Their ego tries to soothe their heart by
Going on defense

Remain in light and never say
Or do things you’ll regret
Remain in light and do not add
Yourself to their dark debt

Remain in light while you decide
Where you will go from there
‘Cause only in the light will you
Be able to repair

Or find the clarity to see
The new path you should take
Remain in light, brave warrior
For your own honor’s sake

                                    ~Miro

Sick

28 Dec

“I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.” ~George Bernard Shaw

Sick

This warrior is sick today
Seems that I’ve caught the flu
No, I will not whine and cry
Because the time was due

I have been very grateful for
The health that I’ve enjoyed
One cannot expect life to be
Of sickness devoid

Speaking of your aches and pains
Will not do any good
Your effect on other people
Should be understood

You don’t do yourself or others
Any service if
All you do is moan about
How you are sick and stiff

Always keep in mind that it
Will soon have run its course
Illness isn’t something that
Must be met with remorse

Use it as a chance to see
How much health means to you
Run a little further when
You are over that flu

Walk an extra mile when
You have beaten that cold
Hit the weight room harder when
That fever’s lost its hold

Don’t be so dramatic and
Just cry of agony
Bide your time and be patient
Until you’re illness-free

And when you are, resume your fight
By giving it your all
Sickness isn’t more than just
A momentary stall

                        ~Miro

Impressed

27 Dec

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~Will Smith

Impressed

There’s only one you must impress
And it is not your boss
It’s not your family or friends
Or the man on the cross

It isn’t strangers that you don’t
Know anything about
There’s only one you must impress
If you are to gain clout

If you are to gain some peace
And focus and resolve
When trying to impress you must
Just your own self involve

No one else can judge you or
Knows what your limits are
Better than you do yourself
And knows how very far

You can push yourself to going
When you are applied
When you focus, concentrate
And increase your short stride

“I’m impressed” from someone else
Should not make you that proud
If that voice inside of you
Says “You have not allowed

Yourself to go the extra mile
To give a little more
To push your limits even further
Than they were before”

The catch is that your voice inside
Is never satisfied
It never will say “I’m impressed”
And fill you with great pride

And that’s exactly why you should
Always pay it most heed
While others will say “Well done!” your
Voice inside says “Exceed!

Keep it up, don’t let up now!
You aren’t finished just yet
‘Impressed’ won’t happen ‘till you’re sore
And tired, drenched in sweat!”

They say we’re our own worst critics
I’d like to redefine:
I say that no one but ourselves
Can so strongly incline

Nothing but that inner voice
Can push you all the way
Past “impressed” to something more:
Fulfillment to display

                            ~Miro

Warrior Resolutions

26 Dec

*WARRIOR POET WISDOM 200th POST!*

“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.”  ~Henry Moore

Warrior Resolutions

I resolve to do this year
What I have done today
And that’s to put into motion
All of the things I say

I resolve to stop making
A list of things to do
I resolve to recognize
I must put ground to shoe

I resolve to stop wishing
And picturing my goals
I resolve to recognize
It is *I* that controls

Not a list of resolutions
That will be ignored
Every time I’m feeling lazy
Lethargic or bored

I resolve to not rise to
My expectation’s level
Instead my degree of training
Is in which I will revel

I resolve to not care if it’s
New Year’s Day or not
A calendar does not control
Potential I have got

I resolve to shut up now
And go forth and kick ass
And not waste any more time talking
Of what I’ll amass

                     ~Miro

Happy Birthday, King of Kings

25 Dec

“What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”  ~Agnes M. Pahro

Happy Birthday, King of Kings

Happy Birthday, King of Kings
Today we honor you
A day that peace, benevolence
Good will and hope renew

We give each other presents because
Many don’t know how
To show we care with words so we
Use our gifts to endow

All our love and gratitude
To ones that we hold dear
Embarrassment is not something
A warrior does fear

Christmas is one of the few
Times of the year that we
Believe that words speak louder than
Actions to high degree

So when a gift is given, warriors
Will all make sure
Intentions behind their gesture
Are in no way obscure

“I love you,” “I appreciate,”
“I cherish,” “I respect”
Warriors aren’t afraid to
Acknowledge and connect

Let your guard down and be honest
With your cherished ones
Show your brothers, sisters,
Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons

Wives and boyfriends, girlfriends, nieces
Nephews, grandparents
Uncles, aunts and all the rest
That your love is immense

It’s all about serving the King
And the path that he laid
May that path be one that’s never
Diverged from or strayed

                            ~Miro