Triage

In Love’s service, only wounded soldiers can serve.” – Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
I gather the wounded, from near and far
Giving my gift, no matter who you are
There are those who hurt, rip, break and maim
Even when slashed deep, I’m still the same
Reaching out in the raging battles night
With calm words healing, bringing compassions light
Warriors hardened with ease they kill
My talents bind the bloody that is my skill
So go with your swords, by them you’ll die
I come with second life, breaths from on high
I’ll relax on that day, with friends all around
People I never knew, in the field I found
They made it through with unsightly stitches
My helping hand, pulled them from the ditches
Triage is my name, and I wear it with pride
The next skin I save, may be your ugly hide
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He Will Never Stop – Endurance in spite of opposition

“If any of you have a desire to be mediocre, you will probably find that you have already achieved your ambition.” – Hugh B. Brown
totamanie

Sweat drops find their way down his brow

Sword drops resting on the ground
One more swing to win this victory
Never will he stop

Sounds of the crowd who never understand
Shouts of their doubt force his hand
One more try to break free
Never will he stop

Accusations thrown out of animosity
Ridiculous minds seeking a curiosity
One more valiant swing
Never will he stop

Its the end of a thing that is better than its start
Pushing past mediocrity, his fight a fine art
One more heave to the end
Never will he stop 

04162011

He Will Never Stop – Endurance in spite of opposition

“If any of you have a desire to be mediocre, you will probably find that you have already achieved your ambition.” – Hugh B. Brown
totamanie

Sweat drops find their way down his brow

Sword drops resting on the ground
One more swing to win this victory
Never will he stop

Sounds of the crowd who never understand
Shouts of their doubt force his hand
One more try to break free
Never will he stop

Accusations thrown out of animosity
Ridiculous minds seeking a curiosity
One more valiant swing
Never will he stop

Its the end of a thing that is better than its start
Pushing past mediocrity, his fight a fine art
One more heave to the end
Never will he stop 

04162011

All In – Reasons why I bet it all

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” Albert Einstein

 pewpewlazerz

 You mock me when I place my whole being on a relationship you believe is a total loss. Let me tell you why I place all my chips on this roll of the dice…
I see the beauty overlooked by hasty and careless lovers

I see the hope in her intelligence, which she hid because she was told to be seen and not heard

I see the potential in her crazy wild rebellion, it chases the common fools away

I see the wonder in mischievous eyes, her wildness never tamed

I see the strength born from the violent men she has endured and survived

I see the determination to never give up, though the world laughs at her struggle

I see the passion that only a woman of character and spiritual vitality can bring

I see the scars that others gave her, trying to mar the beauty she wouldn’t give

I see the ravages that nature gave trying to lash her to the grave

I see the marvel of a woman, a companion, and a warrior by my side.

A woman, pure and undefiled, strong and wise, passionate and tender deserving of my gamble for the privilege to stand by her.

Also published in Broowaha Magazine