The Unwilling Warriors

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The Unwilling Warriors

 

This is not the life I’d choose
This perpetual fight to live,
But i have naught left to lose
So I have it all to give

Frozen stiff and drained of life
Still alive, and still I stand
Hardened and brittle, deprived
Of a six foot length of land, 
Destined to gather the pieces
With no more than moment’s breath,
Hands on knees, struggle for air 
Fight life all the way to death.

Bind the breaks and mind the bruises,
Tousled, sore, weary to bone
Reassure and grasp a hand 
Know that you are not alone
Ask the way into the turns, and
Cut your way through the meadows
Or else simply hold his finger 
And find your one path to follow

This is not the life I’d choose
This perpetual fight to live,
But i have naught left to lose
So I have it all to give

Pain is real, so is death, and
They don’t get up, ones that fall, 
By choice or not, battles rage on
Unwilling warriors all. 
Venom and adrenaline may 
Burn you and they galvanize 
But crisscrossed in webs of scars
See the world with stronger eyes.

Keep pushing, yes, keep pushing on,
There are many years to go yet
For the horizon to grow dim,
For these conflicts to abate 
Unwilling, unwanting soldiers
Storming through challenges, see
Every step and every ploy is
Shot through with insanity

Every thorn and every cut is
Part of growing, lesson learned
And unwilling warriors, we
Stagger through the life we earn.

This is not the life I’d choose
This perpetual fight to live,
But i have naught left to lose
So I have it all to give..

 

 

©CM
23.07.2013

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8 thoughts on “The Unwilling Warriors

  1. PapaBear says:

    Nothing left to lose – Everything to win. When you reach the bottom, the only way to go is up… Go up !!!

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  2. Mike says:

    Visceral and passionate with acquired wisdom. Very well done.

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  3. An excellent piece Cookie! You never cease to impress me! 🙂

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  4. Madsies says:

    Great. ❤

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