"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds . . ." Wm Shakespeare

Monday, January 17, 2011

True Heroism

This is a follow-up to what I wrote in the previous post. It explains the battle we all fight all of our lives, it's just a matter of ~ do we recognize what the real battle is about?? That of God changing our hearts, as per King David, and changing our characters to be more and more as that of Jesus' . . . . I hope you enjoy this as much as I do


Author Unknown

Let others write of battles fought

Of bloody, ghastly fields

Where honor greets the man who wins

And death the man who yields

But I will write of him who fights

And vanquishes his sins

Who struggles on through weary years

Against himself, and wins

He is a hero stanch and brave

Who fights an unseen foe

And puts at last beneath his feet

His passions base and low

Who stands erect in manhood’s might

Undaunted, undismayed

The bravest man who drew a sword

In foray or in raid

It calls for something more than brawn

Or muscle to o’ercome

An enemy who marcheth not

With banner, plume, or drum

A foe forever lurking nigh

With silent, stealthy tread

Forever near your board by day

At night beside your bed

All honor then, to that brave heart

Though poor or rich he be

Who struggles with his baser part

Who conquers and is free!

He may not wear a hero’s crown

Or fill a hero’s grave

But truth will place his name among

The bravest of the brave.

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