You Are Not A Warrior

27 May

“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

You Are Not A Warrior

With seven thousand people on
This little page I’ve made
There is one thought that on my mind
Has occasionally weighed

The words of Heraclitus speak
Of how there are so few
Warriors while there are many
Targets just shot through

If you are on this page that claims
To be created by
A Warrior and is meant for
Those who wish to apply

The same virtues, then you must ask
Yourself which one are you:
Just another target or
One of the very few?

A Warrior does not wake up
And dread the day ahead
A Warrior does not wish he
Or she could stay in bed

A Warrior is strong enough
To be gentle but firm
A Warrior does not apologize
And does not squirm

You are not a Warrior
If you have no control
Over how much you do drink
Or food that’s in the bowl

You are not a Warrior
If people cause you stress
If you allow what others do
To influence, depress

You are not a Warrior
If you worry too much
You’ll never find a Warrior
Trapped inside of fear’s clutch

You are not a Warrior
If you are weak and scared
You are not a Warrior
If you have never dared

You are not a Warrior
If you’re concerned about
What others may think and let
Them fill your head with doubt

You are not a Warrior
If something offends you
Accusations and complaints
Only make ego stew

You are not a Warrior
If you wish it were easy
Or if you are a man and treat
Women dirty and sleazy

You are not a Warrior
If you have read this piece
And feel pissed off and press “Unlike”
And make the count decrease

You are just a target that’s
Been hit, bullseye, once more
As they say, “On your way out
Don’t let your ass hit door”

‘Cause I don’t have the time to waste
On people who can’t see
That every single person has
The potential to be

A Warrior but few step up
And make the sacrifice
So if you are a target then
You don’t need my advice



8 Responses to “You Are Not A Warrior”

  1. Asifa Zunaidha May 27, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    A humble bow to the Great Warrior who awakens the sleeping spirit of targets inspiring them to dare to be a warrior…

    • Miro May 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

      Thank you, bowing back.
      Peace & grace,

  2. Aspergers Girls May 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Divine timing. I have released fear in the last weeks, and can see the entire truth of these words. You are so powerful and right on! Wonderful. Thank you for your spirit. Love and Light, Sam 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Miro May 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

      Glad to hear it!
      Brave on,

  3. You As A Machine May 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Miro, Heraclitus is missing his ‘C’ in the second stanza.

    • Miro May 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      Good eye! Thanks. 🙂

  4. bneal817 May 28, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Great poem! “You’ll never find a Warrior trapped inside of fear’s clutch” – indeed! A warrior abides in freedom, sweet freedom!

    Much love,

    ~ Ben

  5. granbee May 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Very humble gratitude for inspiring us to becomes ever stronger warriors in the name of everything that is worthy!

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