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.


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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