Tag Archives: weapons

Tool-Less

12 Oct

Tool-Less

I spoke the other day about
How calendar does not
Decide when one’s a warrior
And neither does the spot

Another thing that doesn’t rule
On who’s a warrior
Is weapon, tool, instrument or
However you refer

To something that one must employ
In order to be that
A baseball player isn’t one
Unless he has a bat

A pitcher isn’t more than someone
Just standing around
Unless he has a ball to throw
And stands atop a mound

A hockey player needs his skates
To do the thing he is
A student isn’t one unless
He has to take a quiz

Writers cannot claim to be
Unless they have a way
Of taking down and recording
All of the things they say

Artists need their brushes and
Their canvases and clay
Dancers need their music on
And actors need their play

Musicians can make no music
Without drums and guitars
Even alcoholics can’t
Get drunk without their bars

On and on I see people
Who are by tools defined
I think of what I am and it
Gives me great peace of mind

I am a warrior and I
Don’t need a sword or shield
In any situation it’s
My own strength that I wield

My patience, grace, my fortitude
And my intensity
Aren’t dependent on if I
Have electricity

My supply of focus and
Courage will not run low
My resolve and my balance
Aren’t funded by my dough

You’re given everything that you
Require at your birth
Don’t believe materialistic
Things define your worth

The most important thing to be
Is tool-less in an age
Where everyone uses them to
Evaluate and gauge

“What you see is what you get”
Is our mentality
Warriors rely on what’s
Inside and are tool-free

                      Miro

Arm Yourself

26 Aug

Arm Yourself

When you got up out of bed
Were you fully aware
That there may be some troubles
Ahead you’ll have to bare?

When you swung your legs to floor
Did you prepare yourself
By grabbing all the weapons that
You’ll need off of your shelf?

It’s true, we do not live in times
Of knights and swords and shields
But for modern warriors
The battle never yields

Gone are raiders, hordes and armies
That attack our towns
We are no longer ruled by
The ones who wear gold crowns

Still there are the challenges
That attack every day
And just like knights, we must be armed
Before we enter fray

The weapons that we need to fight
The battles going on
Are not axes or swords or spears
Or any kind of brawn

Patience is the weapon that
We should all reach for first
It will defend effectively
Against all of life’s worst

Understanding is another
Weapon we should take
Without it, we may soon find that
More squabbles we will make

A peaceful heart will serve us well
Whenever someone thinks
That it’s an opportune time
To fight after some drinks

And finally, equip yourself
With the mentality
Of a warrior who doesn’t
Cower and then flee

A warrior does not turn tail
A warrior stands fast
A warrior endures the storm
Whenever they’re harassed

Traffic, weather, imbeciles
Without a lick of sense
Morons who get on our nerves
And make us feel so tense

If we do not arm the tools
To parry their attacks
Metaphorically speaking
We’ll end up on our backs

But if we woke and realized
A battle was ahead
If we armed ourselves right after
We got out of bed

The challenges we’ll face won’t have
An easy time upsetting
The bigger weapons you equip
The less you will be fretting

Arm yourselves!

                               Miro