The Warrior Within. Revised.

Today ten years after I originally wrote this poem, the reluctant poet read my poem The warrior within. I originally wrote this poem in 2012 when I was on the road to recovery after breaking my back for the second time! I visited that post and I have rewritten it here. Thanks to the reluctant poet for reminding me of those hard day’s.

THE WARRIOR WITHIN.

I shall not run I shall not hide,

I’ll face the void with eyes open wide.

I shall call up my warrior from within

And hone my sword, the battle to begin.

If I must make sense of what is my worth.

I shall do it now and justify my birth..

Each time the void comes for me

I make the mistake of trying to flee.

Why do this time after time, the path is futile

I end up broken, spent and feeling vile.

I shall not flinch this time. I will win

I will answer for every sin.

I see the void approaching swirling round,

My lies and fears creep towards me on the ground.

I start to shake terror grips my insides,

I call up my inner warrior from whence she hides.

With flaming hair of my youth and body strong and straight 

She takes on the terrors sending them to hell’s gate.

From deep inside I find the strength , that others knew I owned,

Sword in hand my bravery returns , refined and truly honed.

I see you disillusion, I see you hopelessness, I see you despair.

I face you now as a warrier you need to take care.

I stand and look you in the eye

I will not flee I will not fly.

I see you and I know you are me 

Yet given time I can make something more of thee.

The warrior within.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Apr 17, 2022 @ 14:35:09

    This is beautiful, Willow. ❀

    Reply

  2. pensitivity101
    Apr 17, 2022 @ 15:32:49

    Brilliant Willow. Fantastic poem.

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Apr 17, 2022 @ 17:09:07

    This is brilliant, Sis, our Warrior πŸ’œ

    Reply

  4. Steve Tanham
    Apr 17, 2022 @ 20:15:51

    Beautiful, Willow, proud and brave

    Reply

  5. noelleg44
    Apr 18, 2022 @ 12:42:41

    Strong and lyrical, Willow!

    Reply

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  7. robertawrites235681907
    Apr 19, 2022 @ 04:28:34

    A great poem, Willow.

    Reply

  8. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Apr 19, 2022 @ 15:20:19

    Moving poem Willow. I’ve hurt my back and struggling for days so can only imagine a little what you have suffered. You are such a strong, brave woman. ❀

    Reply

  9. Umar Abdul Aziz Official
    Apr 20, 2022 @ 15:06:04

    ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

    Reply

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