Battle Hymn…

As I stand here
looking down from this hill

My Sword is heavy
My Shield lies in the dust

The tide of the battle
rages below me

Blood stains my armor
and the tattered bandages
that flutter from my arms
on the winds of war
don’t stem the flow
of life from my veins

I am tired
but I must stand this post

I wish to retire to the rear
to my tent
where the comforts of home await me

The fire of love
The food and drink of family
and fellowship

A warm and soft place
to remove my helm
and rest my weary head

To lay down my arms
for good

All I ask from the universe
is the continued strength
to resist what I want
and do what I must

To make my way to the front
every day
e’re the sun rises over the hills

Take my place at the battle line
ignore my injuries
and the complaints of old age

Sharpen the steel of experience
Wield the shield of forbearance
wrap myself in the armor of compassion

and carry on the fight

About Eric

Writer/Plumber/Poet/Father/Gentleman/Romantic
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