A Message to All Non-Warriors

17 Dec

A Message to All Non-Warriors

When will you stop being scared
Of what the others think?
When will you stop looking left
To right and shyly shrink?

When will you stop nervously
Chuckling when you see
Another person with no fear
Be courageous and free?

When will you stop trying to
Avoid embarrassment?
When will you stop seeking their
Approval and consent?

When will you look in the mirror
And feel so ashamed
That your true courage and strength
Are still not fully claimed?

When will you feel disgusted
That you’ve taken for granted
Your opportunity to make
Your true legacy planted?

When will you admit that you’ve
Allowed them to make you
A slave whenever they frustrate
Anger, and upset you?

When will you open your eyes
And see that life is hard?
With challenges and obstacles
And tragedy it’s marred

When will you man up and be
A warrior who faces
All these challenges head on
And with passion embraces

When will you stop hiding and
Stop whining and crying?
When will you stop seeking ease
And on comfort relying?

When will you awake and add
Your courage to our ranks?
When will you stand beside us
And lengthen our phalanx?

                              ~a Warrior

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11 Responses to “A Message to All Non-Warriors”

  1. iamforchange December 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I stand with you and beside you, well said my Brother! Your gift is one that I am honored you share with us! May love and Peace fill your world!

  2. Princess Laila December 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    This is so good.. We should stop thinking what others think… And do right by ourselves…

  3. Madison Woods December 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    So often I hear friends lament their lot in life, the things that make them unhappy. But they are oh so unwilling to take the difficult steps to make the necessary changes. Some choices are hard, heart-wrenching and difficult but vitally important.

  4. granbee December 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Seeking always ease and comfort starves the soul. Joining the phalanx of spiritual, moral, ethical warriors feeds us for the ultimate journey to Paradise.

  5. willofheart December 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    this is absolutely unparalleled piece who defines the value of self respect, courage, virtuous stand for ourselves and truthfulness…. it is also an eye opener…

  6. willofheart December 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    well written Miro… thank you for sharing …. 🙂

  7. adalamar December 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Wonderful, beautiful. Yes, we should all have the courage to follow what is right, not what is the most popular.

  8. ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit December 18, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    Hey! This is like a battle call! I love this poem! We all must find the courage to fight for who we are and what we believe in our hearts!

  9. Nandini December 18, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Beautiful message in this great poem. Lots and lots to learn, and apply. Thanks, Miro. 🙂

  10. mysterycoach December 18, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Amen … hmmmph.

  11. lscotthoughts December 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    As always, wonderful message, Miro! Thank you and blessings to you! Lauren

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