Warrior Spirit - A poem

Warrior Spirit



I am a warrior of a different sort

I never use violence or aggressive force

An armor of love protects me from hate

A shield of humility keeps my ego in place

A sword of compassion I wield now and then

To clear past illusions constructed by men


I do belong to an army of sorts

Each warrior different by the things they’re taught

Our leaders don’t always to get it right

And send some to battle to put up a fight

To fight for reasons known only to them

Saddening and hardening the hearts of men


The army is called the great human race

All with warrior spirits given by grace

Some do not use the warrior within

Instead follow leaders who want to win


The warrior spirit is gentle but strong

Sooner or later it will right what’s wrong



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pennyofheaven 3 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks for stopping in whounuwho. Glad you enjoyed it.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

I enjoyed reading this statement of humanity and the inner spirit. It is truth revealed for all to see. whonu


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pennyofheaven 3 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi SiberianWolf, A belated thank you to you too. I appreciate you kind comments.


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pennyofheaven 3 years ago from New Zealand Author

A belated thank you to Michael for your kind comments. I do agree.


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SiberianWolf 3 years ago from MidWest

Beautiful and sharp...


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Michael Beskalis 3 years ago from San Francisco

fighting with the pen and with love...they are so much stronger then the fist and pistal. Thank you for writing this to remind all of us we could be better warriors...warriors of a different sort.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Haha it does too! A beginning of yet another epic write for you. Thanks for your valuable feedback.


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LEGold 4 years ago from South Florida

This is well written. I imagine a wall is fear as the warrior is armed due to being emotionaly hurt before. Yes, a warrior we each are. As we each have stories of a wounded heart. Yet continuing on is the hardest part. (hey wait....that rhyms.....hahaha)


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you could stop in.


USMC-0331 4 years ago

Spoken perfectly by the lamb whom is protected by the sheppard from the wolves. Enjoy your pin and paper as we sheppards keep them off the porch.

semper fi


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you my new friend. I am glad you enjoyed it!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful poem and message! I can see from the remarks that I am not the only one who thinks so. Well done my new friend!


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

How cool I am going to check it out!


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rkane3 4 years ago from Oakland CA

Your poem prompted me to find my warrior poem which I just posted.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Awww thanks rkane3. Means a lot!


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rkane3 4 years ago from Oakland CA

You touched me. You made me cry, I only cry with my best poems.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Why thank you unknown spy. Glad you stopped in again!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

wow penny! a brilliant write!


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you KatrineDM. Glad you could stop by.


KatrineDM 4 years ago

Now, this is what I call one powerful poem...

Love your rhyming style.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

You are very welcome. Thank you for visiting and thank you for your appreciation.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Beautiful poem, thank you so much for sharing.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

You are part of the tribe and I am happy to have met you!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

kick a_ _ poem! I would be proud to be part of your tribe.

Sincerely,

Strong, proud American Indian Woman.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you Vinaya


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Expressions and emotions are very powerful. Just loved this poem.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you!


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the pink umbrella 4 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

definitely love this, voted up and etc..!!!


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you for your kind coments Quirinus.

thecrazzykylex: I do agree. Glad you loved it!


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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

A person is not powerful by the weapons he owns, but how strong he is from inside. Loved it! Feeling inspired! Voted up and appreciated


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Quirinus 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

Using words sparingly through poetry, you were able to take us through the experience of the gentle warrior. Great work, thanks! Rated beautiful.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi Epi, So glad you had an enlightening experience. Love and peace to thee over yonder.


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epigramman 4 years ago

profound, soulful and deep philosophy here in your wonderful poem - your words allow me to ponder and think and makes my experience here today with you a very enlightening one - sending you warm wishes and good energy from the other side of the world - lol - with first cup of wake up coffee at lake erie time ontario canada 11:17am


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi Mark, you certainly felt the energy signature as it was intended. Always a pleasure to read your feedback. Thanks


markbennis 4 years ago

Awesome pennyofheaven, I feel the energy signature in your words, and so true about the destructive and naïve nature of the masculine warrior spirit. It’s about time we had experienced direction from the feminine warrior spirit, and a lesson for all I feel, to be guided from the heart, and not the ego and many irrational minds of men!

Well I hope I interpreted that right, but that’s the magic of writing, each are lead on a journey of your words.

Voted up and all the best, mark.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

I am glad you enjoyed it. I love it when I find the right poems for the day too as I did with yours! Thank you!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago

Wow very powerful you moved me from the start.Thanx for sharing I needed your wonderful poem today.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you very much!


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

brilliant, voted up


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iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

Excellent work...i think everyone of us has to bring out the warrior spirit to achieve something in our life!!!


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swb78 4 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

Very nice poem--voting up!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

great poem. Voted up


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great poem and thanks for sharing .

Eddy.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you for making me think about the warrior in me. Jamie


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daydreamer13 4 years ago

Oh! Love it! Excellent! Voted up!


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you so much to all my fellow hubbing warriors!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

How very true we all are warriors of sorts. Great way of putting it.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i love the spirit of the warrior here, imbued with love...


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Oh wow, may the warrior spirit in all of us come to the surface so that it is sooner rather than later. Amazing writing Penny, so creative, so wonderfully wise. My votes :)


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emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

This is great. Very powerful.


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ThroughGlass 5 years ago from London

This is fantastic!!!

Voted up for sure!


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brandasaur 5 years ago from Planet X

I really love the words used in this poem. Very inspiring. Really with strong personality warriors - really a WARRIOR with strong SPIRIT!


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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Strong and meaningful.


V Qisya 5 years ago

Beautiful!! I love it! Voted up ;D


awordlover 5 years ago

awesome. Voted up!

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