Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

The Tired Warrior

by Annalie Seaman

The warrior lays down his sword and sighs.
He has fought the good fight and now
He is free to wander gently into the light.
Say "good night" to the tired Warrior and
Mark his passing with respect and awe.
Then unsheath your own sword and
Fight with passion and reverence.
For yours is the fight of the good and
Your journey will be long.
One day you, too, will place your sword
Before you on the floor and your eyes
Will turn skywards.
On this day you will know
That your fight was good.
The good fight will endure.
The Warriors join one another in heavenly chorus and
Their wings reflect the light of Love.

Added: 24.03.2010