Warriors

1 Oct

Warriors

The knight fastens his armor and sheaths his sword
And rides into battle against the oncoming horde
Swords and shields clash and the Warrior battles
Till the life leaves his eyes and the death bell rattles
The Brave smears war paint across his stone cheek
Against the enemy’s rifles his chances are bleak
But he draws back his bow, fires into the blue
Defends his home land till bullets rip through
The Sarge laces his boots and slaps a clip in
“You wanna live forever?” he barks with a grin
He bursts on the beach, unleashes gunfire
Fights till his last breath amid the blood and the mire
The father kisses his babies, then kisses his wife
He’s off to the factory to make a new life
He works himself ragged to pay for their food
Till his bones and his sinew have all come unglued
The daughter cancels her plans to be with her mother
Just a night out with friends, there’ll be another
She caresses her forehead with a cool and wet towel
Mother gives a warm smile through the cancer’s cold scowl
These are Warriors who give of themselves
And not for rewards to stack upon shelves
They don’t do it for riches or glory or laws
They do it for love, that’s the Warrior’s cause

                                                   ~Miro

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One Response to “Warriors”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker October 6, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    Yes Miro, there are many who are warriors who give of themselves in caring for another.. Also may I say I admire your header with the Cancer Ribbon… Cancer has bit into my own family… It knows no bounds…
    loved your poem.. Thank you
    Sue

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