A Warrior’s Open Letter To Death

12 Oct

“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



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

  1. iamforchange October 13, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Beautiful perspective from a Warriors Heart. I personally plan to embrace and look death in the eye with love and acceptance along with wisdom and grace, gifts of my experience here on Earth from my maker and Lord. My battles fought long ago with the help of the spirit of the Warrior and leading to the power of Love. I admire your strength, courage and the love in the messages you share. Thank you for sharing your thoughts feelings and formidable spirit as well as your love.

    • Miro October 18, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      Thank you for the uplifting words!

  2. dontchawannadream October 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I was actually reading this poem when you left a comment on my latest post. (thank you :))
    This is brilliant, Miro!
    “If you come for me while I am / Still in my years of youth (…) / You’ll know it was a Warrior / That has just battled Death” … Puissant!

    • Miro October 18, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks Cha! Quel coinkidink! 😉

  3. amberafrica October 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Beautiful work !!

    • Miro October 18, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      Thank you kindly.

  4. Jyo Aadarsh October 15, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Nice work Warrior! Yes! Every being wants to cling to life (even a cockroach)! There is a different way of looking at death – It is the soul shedding this cloak of a body and moving to another! Love you!

    • Miro October 18, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      Beautiful perspective! Much love back, thanks for reading and sharing your Warrior voice.

  5. Mira Jay October 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    that’s beautiful & why scare death! as Hellen Keller says “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me because in that other room I shall be able to see”..
    Peace & Light

    • Miro October 18, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      I love that Hellen Keller quote. I first learned of her in grade 1 and I think her example stuck with me throughout my life. Such gratitude despite all that she had been “deprived” of.

  6. Mira Jay October 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Please accept my gift

    Love & Light


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