You are a Warrior…
Not because you stand fearlessly in the midst of action
Or because you hold your sword so high…
You are a Warrior because you sometimes feel afraid…
You make mistakes…
You f*ck up…
You stumble….
You fall…
You get defeated…
…Tricked, deceived…
You feel pain….
You beat the ground and let out a thousand tearful cries of “Why?”
And despite it all, when you blink, that look in your eye never leaves…
The fight remains deep inside your soul.
You never stay down…
Your strong hands shake
Your legs tremble,
But you always, always, find the courage to rise and stand tall…
You hold your head high and you take another step.
That My Dear Friend is the reason I call you a Warrior.

Alex Myles

Image – iaido & iaijutsu

5 thoughts on “Warrior

  1. Hi Alex,

    I wanted to let you know that your recent Elephant pieces on the traits of empaths and their relationships with narcissists were more important to me than I can really articulate. Reading them was like talking to someone who understood me for the first time.

    Thank you.


  2. This piece speaks to so many. I read it and instantly thought of a friend that just started a business, and could use words of strength and encouragement. Just started reading your work…..very much enjoy!


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