The Arrow

28 Mar

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~Bruce Lee

The Arrow

The origin of the word “sin”
Means “To have missed the mark”
To have aimed for the bullseye
But lodged it in the bark

Whenever arrow strays from goal
And travels way off course
It is not target’s fault, but rather
Fault of arrow’s source

A lack of concentration on
The shot we need to make
A failure to notice the wind
Or the arm’s subtle shake

A moment not taken to breathe
To relax and converge
To block out all distractions and
Superfluous to purge

If the arrow is to hit
Its mark, the eyes must stay
Laser-focused on the path
And not for moment stray

The same is said for virtue, if
We are to be our best
Our focus must not deviate
From honorable quest

Only when we turn attention
To things off the path
Do we feel the guilt of sin
Its rueful, shameful wrath

Take a deep breath in and then
Slowly let it half out
Release the arrow and be sure
Of its intended route



15 Responses to “The Arrow”

  1. Soma Mukherjee March 28, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    wow so true…focus,determination and honesty
    beautiful poetry Miro 🙂

    • Miro March 28, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks Soma.

  2. Jackie L. Robinson March 28, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    I love how this poem brings in the ‘subtle’ bits of intuition we receive along the way – and the importance of listening to those as we strive to meet our goals. Love to you, my friend. xo

    • Miro March 28, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Intuition is a gift granted to everyone, but recognized by so few. Followed by even fewer.
      Peace, love & grace sister,

  3. lscotthoughts March 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Your words are so true and wise, again, Miro! Beautiful! xx

  4. Deb March 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    You have a gift of writing a poem about anything, and it apply to many life’s issues. Excellent, Miro!
    Hugs, xx

  5. dontchawannadream March 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I agree with Deb, Miro!!
    You would be so rich as a songwriter. Even though I’m sure you don’t care about being rich. But… think about it, okay? lol

  6. omwaombara March 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I like the poem. Its rythm moved with my heart. Great choice of words. Releasing the arrow but being sure of the intended route…quite a challenge. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

  7. Cat Forsley March 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    TO MY PATH –

  8. granbee March 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Focus–how often we “overlook” the need for 100% focus BEFORE releasing any arrows (any deeds) in our daily lives. This is a wonderful poem, very well-formed and concise on the virtue of absolute focus.

  9. pbus1 March 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Hello Miro,

    Beautiful piece! Insightful, as always! God bless you!


  10. willofheart April 1, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    this is so true Miro, just be focus and be determined, I miss this writing …

  11. Sue Dreamwalker April 8, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    Wise Words indeed Miro, Ones in which we should all take heed of… as we aim our Arrows of Truth.. ~Sue

  12. Daryle Dickens (@DaryleDickens) November 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    As I seek to focus and hit every mark I aim at words like this help. Thank you.

    • Miro November 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Thanks, glad to hear it.

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