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Taking Point

Once more I take point,  
listening for danger where it may lie,  
hoping that this won’t  
be last day of my life.
Alone in the belly of the beast,  
your mind has lots of time  
to dig and delve deep,  
rehashing the foretime.
Breathing deep I fortify myself,  
now is not the moment  
to let demons assert themselves,
I laser hone my sites, as a deterrent.  
Yet all the discipline in the world  
does not silence the mind,  
when it wishes to be heard  
it can be extremely unkind.
Shhh… slow, slow my heart beats,
the enemy draws near,
my focus now singular, his defeat,
and a determination to persevere.  
Let this combat be met  
with courage and honor,
true grit and no regret,  
this bit of fortitude, my definer.  
Once more I take point,  
a fight for life,
Will this be my last  
or will the fates favor this sinner  
one more time?
Gypsy Red

Written by marielavoue (Gypsy Red)
Published | Edited 15th Sep 2012
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