A Warrior’s Open Letter To Death

25 May

“Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.” ~The Grey


A Warrior’s Open Letter To Death

Dear Grim Reaper, I’d like to warn
That I won’t run like most
I will not flee, I will not hide
This is not a proud boast

It’s not a threat or challenge
Just a promise what’s to come
When we are face to face, this Warrior
Will not succumb

To fear, to doubt or regret ‘cause
For years I have now walked
The path that so many have only
Dreamed and wished and talked

I know you wait until some are
Breaking down and quite old
Know regardless of my grey
I’ll always be this bold

Come for me while I’m still strong
In muscle and in mind
Come for me before my ears
Go deaf and eyes go blind

And though the outcome’s definite
I only have one goal
When I do battle with you, it’s
To exact a great toll

I do not doubt your victory
But I assure one truth
If you come for me while I am
Still in my years of youth

When you are finished, you will have
To stop and take a breath
You’ll know it was a Warrior
That has just battled Death

See you somewhere down the road
On that cold, lonely night
I’m not afraid for I know it
Will be my last good fight

                            ~Miro

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8 Responses to “A Warrior’s Open Letter To Death”

  1. Aspergers Girls May 25, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Moving. Enjoyed this bold and brave piece. 🙂 Sam

    • Miro May 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      Thanks Sam, glad to hear it.
      Peace, grace & strength,
      ~Miro

  2. gingerfightback May 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    “I will always be this bold” – well said!

  3. thepoeticgoblin May 27, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    My favorite piece by you. Really liked it and I share the sentiment!

  4. thepoeticgoblin May 27, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Reblogged this on thepoeticgoblin and commented:
    Absolutely fantastic poem. Read, enjoy and spread the Warrior Poet’s words. I share his sentiment on death to the fullest, and this poem highlights his storytelling abilities.

  5. granbee May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    That last good and honorable fight: thus is the wish of many of us spiritual warriors, Miro! I could just picture you in battle with the Grim Reaper (have you seen the series of New Yorker classic cartoons about the Reaper? A real hoot!) as I read this fine poem. Very bracing to this granbee!

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