Respect

Have no fear when thy spear is near,
but be gracious and sincere,
heart to heart, eye to eye, and ear to ear,
and never veer to the rear.

Be a warrior on the frontier,
defend what is dear, and confront here,
turning only when all is clear,
shake hands in triumph and cheer.

Copyright © Quirina Roode-Gutzmer 2009. All rights reserved.

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5 thoughts on “Respect

  1. Boy do I need this beautiful oracle of a poem now. Thank you for writing it. It lights on a small but vital region of courage in my heart on this gray Atlanta Thursday, and I will make it through the facing of my adversaries with winning grace.

  2. Thank you, Gerard and Abigail. Of course, you have both seen this poem before. It is a reminder to me to be brave, and I am glad if it inspires the same in you. It is special to have friends that stand firm with one. Let us cheer. 🙂

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