I Once Was a Warrior

by Zachary A. Horn

I once
was a
warrior
of great
self-importance.

A veteran
of countless
battles.

I fought
for my honor
my neighbors
and to save
the world.

I fought
always with
disappointment.

But soon
came to
crave
peace.

So I
surrendered.

My battle
unwon.

I forfeit
my honor
expectations
and desires.

And let
the world
that might be
burn.

Finally
I found
peace.

When I
let the
world be
as I found it.

Thus
the warrior
became
a mystic.

Transforming
disappointment
into
peace.

And
resistance
into
victory.

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