Most of the warriors

“Most of the warriors I knew
Have settled down to gardening, and the morning Times,
Tired of stalking ghosts
and the melody of secret rhythms
above the sound of traffic
and other monotonous voices,
Finally content to stare and wonder.

Most of the warriors I knew
Have unsaddled stallions and built a fence in the backyard,
Weary of studying the clouds
And the shadows creeping across mountains
beyond the flash of neon
and other pretentious symbols,
Finally content to stare and wonder.

Most of the warriors I knew
Have died before their time and are forgotten
Save in the memory of their sons
And the dreams they seldom share
beyond the taint of time
and other unimportant measures

Finally content to stare and wonder.’

~  James Kavanaugh

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About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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5 Responses to Most of the warriors

  1. Love the acceptance in this, Bill….

  2. donseiler says:

    Wow! I’ve been thinking about a friend, visiting Hanoi today. He was a fierce warrior flying helicopters in Vietnam. The old guys know that we must lay down the sword, eventually. But, we often pick it up again in our dreams…

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