Compensate

3 Apr

compensate

Compensate

“All or nothing” is a way
Of thinking that will lead
To nothing more than standing still
If you have just one speed

As years go by the damage will
Take toll on a few parts
But when a limb is lost, that’s when
The intensity starts

And heightened training  on surviving
Limbs must then be done
If something is wrong with your arm
Your task is then to run

If knees are shot or ankles ache
Then get yourself a bench
Realize your arms still work
And can be used to clench

And lift and throw around dead weight
And get your life blood flowing
If atrophy attacks one part
Then others must be growing

Compensate, don’t sit and cry
About what doesn’t work
Don’t focus on injury
‘Cause healthy parts you’ll shirk

Warriors will find a way
To push themselves as far
Physically as they can go
No matter what does mar

They’ll run or walk with neck and back
And shoulder injuries
They’ll exercise their abs and chest
Despite their blown-out knees

They are aware of what remains
And let go of what’s gone
So that the healthy parts increase
In endurance and brawn

                                        ~Miro

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2 Responses to “Compensate”

  1. tteclod April 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on A Life Un-Lived.

  2. Sue Dreamwalker April 6, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    A truly excellent poem, Too many sit and cry- giving in to what they perhaps are no longer able to do, instead of seeing what they can achieve with the abilities they have,
    I am sure you have seen this clip before Miro, But here is a true Warrior.. and I am pleased to say He is now Married 🙂

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