Fight, Knight

Fight, Knight

A Poem by RFDIII
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The wounded warrior
who fights no more
dons old armor
to feel his shine.

To feel a time 
of grime and muck
one last time
before setting shut.

Maybe there's a nobility in it.
An honour.
A duty to who you were and who you will become.
A bon voyage to past tendencies and worries that
overcome and assail every soldier's mind.

Despite this there is a fearful aura. Justly so. 
It is those who have not felt
the burden of a heavy shield
who will cast glances.

It is wise of them.
Foreign are those who return from battle unscathed.
It is not the bend of the road
to find providence
below.

Who could blame them?

Ever watchful,
the ritual is performed not to bolster ego,
but to detract. 
To remind oneself that the armor is in fact off.
That you survived.

You made it.
You're here.

So hope we all.

© 2014 RFDIII


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Triumphant!

This is one of my faves from you, such great vibes, fight the fight and come out on top.
Great to see something new from you and so positive.

Posted 6 Years Ago


RFDIII

6 Years Ago

I've had many kind people help me along lately.
Matching Socks

6 Years Ago

Yay! That's great, so glad to hear. :)
This one's dedicated to you Coyote. One of my most steady reviewers I've had. I don't talk much, but it all comes around.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on October 4, 2014
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Tags: poetry, hope, forgiveness, rest, acceptance, strength, asceticism, warrior, poem

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