Monday, October 8, 2007

Warrior

"For every one hundred men you send us,
Ten should not even be here.
Eighty are nothing but targets.
Nine of them are real fighters;
We are lucky to have them, they the battle make.
Ah, but the one. One of them is a warrior.
And he will bring the others back."


Heraclitus



These days, the term "warrior" is bandied about with ease. Too bad so few really know what it means.

2 comments:

Madame M. said...

Beautiful poem.

San said...

I love this definition from warriorsaints.com
"The true warrior harbors no malice or hatred for any being. The true warrior fights only when the right to life or dignity for any being is challenged. Even in battle, the warrior is merciful upon his/her opponent - not seeking to humiliate or defeat the opposing forces, but only to defend against their ill-conceived and dishonest attacks."
May we all learn to be warriors.