Christmas Warriors

20 Dec

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there,
eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters,
and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle.
Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

                                                                                      ~ Heraclitus

Christmas Warriors

Christmas is upon us and
There’s cheer within the air
It’s the only time of year
Most people seem to care

Smiles are given readily
And no one walks away
Without a kind greeting of, “Have
A Merry Christmas Day!”

But ever stopped to wonder why
So many are so nice?
Why everyone is friendly instead
Of greeting with ice?

The truth is that as humans, we
Prefer to follow trends
We feel the Christmas spirit ‘cause
We’re copying our friends

And strangers that we see around
It’s easy to feel joy
When everyone around you does
Their best not to annoy

So then we have to ask ourselves
Who started this here trend?
Answer: Christmas Warriors
Who all refused to bend

The people who put their trees up
Two months ago and heard
Most people just scoff and say
“Already? How absurd!”

The people who stayed excited
Despite the rolling eyes
“Bah humbug!” and all other ways
That people would chastise

Take a moment to give thanks
To warriors who started
All the cheer we follow now
It’s them who first imparted

They didn’t let the regular
Aloof demeanor quell
The Christmas spirit in their hearts
Instead, they let it swell

So for the Christmas Warriors
Who bring that spirit back
Every single year and are
Greeting with only flack

I’d like to give my gratitude
For sticking by their passion
Even though November’s not
When Christmas is in fashion

Thank you for beginning this
Good will that we all feel
Thanks for leading all of us
With your great Christmas zeal


11 Responses to “Christmas Warriors”

  1. zendictive December 20, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    loved the write by … Heraclitus

    and your poem sliced to the point with precision rhythm

  2. Nandini December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Happy Christmas to you too. Loved your header image. 🙂

  3. Linda Willows December 20, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    hello! I admire your blog, all you do with inspired intent. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. To follow up on this see this link….
    Happiness, Gratitude and Love Forward,

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks so much, Linda. That’s very kind of you.
      Peace, grace & gratitude,

  4. granbee December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Warrior, lead onward, Mighty One of Christmas Joy!

  5. Emilino Emloile December 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

  6. meanderlight December 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wonderfully apt and insightful poetry, thank you

  7. Sabina Brave December 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Merry Christmas Miro 🙂

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