Timid Warrior

3 Apr

“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” ~Andre Dubus

Timid Warrior

A Warrior who’s wise beyond
Their years but still holds back
Who knows they should not fear but still
Flinches from the attack

Who is aware of strength within
But still can’t help but brace
Who has not yet discovered that
Fear is no match for grace

That trust and faith is our own choice
And when others betray
It is not us who suffer but
Offender that does pay

Because they are the ones who squander
Their integrity
Their honor, grace and potential
To be of ego free

They have not yet come to see that
The ones who did bring hurt
Are not to be hated, but pitied
Because they did blurt

And take and serve themselves and thereby
Warning what occurs
Whenever someone only cares
About what’s his or hers

This Timid Warrior will one day
Recognize their fear
And see it as the parasite
That whispers in their ear

And keeps them from serving, from helping
Loving, letting go
From overcoming shyness to help
Others learn and grow



13 Responses to “Timid Warrior”

  1. Lopa April 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Another brilliant warrior poem. You have such talent, Miro!
    Indeed your poetry is a testimony of the true warrior you are, and also kindles the warrior spirit within all of us.
    Great work, keep writing.

    • Miro April 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

      Thank you, sister, glad it resonates with you. And thank you for your encouraging words.
      Peace & grace,

  2. willofheart April 4, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    I really miss this words, thank you for always bringing a good words and message Miro…

    • Miro April 4, 2012 at 7:05 am #

      Thank you for reading, I appreciate your words of encouragement.
      Peace & grace,

  3. Soma Mukherjee April 4, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    You are so amzing Miro to weave such wonderful inspiring poetry every time
    This Timid Warrior will one day
    Recognize their fear
    And see it as the parasite
    That whispers in their ear…Bravo so true and so beautiful
    Hvae a great week 🙂

    • Miro April 4, 2012 at 7:06 am #

      Aw, thank you Soma, and always such wonderful and inspiring words of encouragement from you. Thank you for never being timid in your thoughts and appreciation. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  4. Cat Forsley April 4, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    “Fear is no match for grace”

    CAT 🙂

  5. granbee April 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Miro, I want to take a moment here to thank my dear daughter-in-law, whose wonderful example inspired me last September to get “untimid” and start writing every day again and SHARING it and taking a kind but firm stand for my passions. Hooray for YOU, dear brother warrior Miro, for SUCH a helpful post here–so very strengthening and encouraging.

  6. brendafraser April 5, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    I just nominated you for the 7×7 award congratulations and thank you for your inspiring posts!

  7. Gabriel Warrior Poet April 5, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Namasthe Miro, your works are insightful and inspiring, deep gratitude for sharing them with us brother.

  8. Nandini April 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Beautiful thought. I loved the quote too. Thanks for all this! 🙂

  9. Sue Dreamwalker April 8, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Excellent Poem and insight Miro, Fear is indeed a Parasite which feeds off itself, We need to understand that in letting it go and living in that Grace of love and peacefulness we overcome any battle Fear throws our way..
    ~Blessings ~Sue

  10. lscotthoughts April 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Another important message expressed so beautifully, Miro! If not for my son’s nudging, my “timidness” may have won and my blog may not have been born…thank you! P.S. I can’t help but love your image; too cute! 🙂

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