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The Weary Warrior

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The constant influx of unimaginable evil and violence is designed to numb you and keep you from taking meaningful action. Fight the impulse to do nothing at all. Fight the good fight. Even in the face of defeat keep fighting. Someone has to do it and that someone is you!

 

The heaviness grows

The weight of a thousand years

Weary of fighting the same old wars

Eyes unfocused and shoulders droopy

We trudge together

Together not in life

But together in defeat

Some fall behind

But a few march steadily forward

Will we be greeted by victory

Or crushed by defeat

We know not

But march we will

Because we know not how to retreat.

 

11 thoughts on “The Weary Warrior

  1. This really resonated with me. I have been feeling this way for a bit. I know I’ll “march on” but it really does feel like a burden sometimes, Doesn’t it?

    • Yes Susan! Ours not to question why, ours not to reason why. Ours but to do and die (What is asked of us as sensitive human beings who care about leaving the world a better place!)

  2. So true D, it’s a sad reality that we see too much of evil in this world, and seem to subconsciously accept it as part of our “evil world”. together we must march on!

  3. Can you imagine if the Washington and his Army had just given up,and laid down their arms? Or our soldiers, as they faced the evil nature of Hitler, or the madness of the Japanese Empire? They fought, inspite of their surroundings, and seemimgly impending defeat at the hands of a maniac. They fought the good fight. As Churchil once said, “Never give up, never give up.”
    Great post.

  4. Reminiscent of ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ – Dadi was fond of quoting it. “Canons to the right of them and canons to the left of them; volleyed and thundered…but the light brigade charged on nevertheless. Tales of human courage and endeavour – sort of Braveheart. Fight on regardless. Matter of principle. Ancient warriors, especially Chinese were famous for it. Later in WW Japanese ‘Kamikaze’ pilots very copycats of the strategy. Attack of Pearl harbor was a case in point.

  5. I am encouraged to fight on now. I do find myself becoming overwhelmed but I try to remind myself; I will not be weary in well doing.

  6. It has been said that if you can’t turn back all you can do is fight your way forward.

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