A Warrior’s Open Letter to Death

1 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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3 Responses to “A Warrior’s Open Letter to Death”

  1. nikhileshakababa May 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    Powerful!

    • Miro May 3, 2014 at 7:48 am #

      Death certainly is. But so are warriors… 😉

  2. Sue Dreamwalker May 28, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    (Death where is your victory, Death where is your sting ) words I remember well… We will all meet that date with eternity one day.. Like you, I have plans here on Earth yet, before I am harvested…

    It sounds maybe you had a close encounter of the 3rd kind 🙂 I am so pleased you laid down your Warrior Gauntlet and came out victorious 😉

    a powerful poem of determination and spirit
    Blessings sent your way Miro
    Sue

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