Peaceful Warriors

22 Sep

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.” ~Lao Tzu

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~Isaac Asimov

“Nothing good ever comes of violence.” ~Martin Luther

Peaceful Warriors

Some people like to use the term
Of “Warrior” to reaffirm
Their views on martial arts and other fighting

But “Warrior” to me does not
Involve a kick or knee or shot
To ribs, nor does it involve slaps or biting

It doesn’t have to do with punching
Leg sweeps, trips, throws, chops or crunching
These fighters I believe misuse the word

“Warrior!” they shout with fists
All balled up while they tape their wrists
But all I see is cowards who are stirred

To hurt and maim while they “defend”
Who are rigid instead of bend
They are not Warriors in my own eyes

Anyone who says to throw
A punch or kick to inflict woe
And pain and hurt is simply telling lies

A Warrior has peaceful heart
A Warrior will never start
A fight, nor do they finish one as well

To inflict pain is not their way
If needed, they will run from fray
Instead of causing someone else to swell

Or bruise or bleed or fall to ground
A true Warrior will never pound
A true Warrior has great empathy

And is directly linked into
Another person’s point of view
And usually, with courage, makes them see

That it does not need to degrade
To such a violent charade
A Warrior can look them in the eye

And rather than with aggression
They meet that threat of oppression
With calmness in their voice as they defy

With grace and poise and control that
Can diffuse anger behind bat
Or knife or gun or weapon that they wield

The peaceful Warrior needs no
Boxing, Kung Fu or Jeet Kun Do
Because they use their wisdom as their shield

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3 Responses to “Peaceful Warriors”

  1. Cat Forsley September 22, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Beautiful Miro xxx
    to softness of heart x

  2. Will of Heart September 23, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Your right Miro, for me this is a true warrior…

  3. Sue Dreamwalker October 7, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Long may you carry your shield Miro
    Peace to you
    Sue

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