Archive for April, 2019

the lion’s prayer

April 8, 2019

fear, my friend, come stand by me,
share what dangers here may be;
stir me till my heart’s unsure
how much more it dare endure;

let me question, if i might,
if i will survive this fight;
if the odds are not so great,
if defeat’s as sure as fate;

hold me till i start to shake,
till my soul’s about to break,
till my weakness is revealed
in that common thought to yield;

take me to this very brink,
leave me barely time to think,
such that wisdom, strength, and skill,
are but implements of will…

then shall mine, if just the cause,
in that momentary pause,
from your grip, be dispossessed,
rising to my very best.