Ask No Quarter

by Bill Turner   Oct 18, 2010


Shadows of time are catching up with me
Icy fingers of darkness clutching at my soul
Battles long fought for what is me
Never bartering what is battered
I will leave with it tarnished and tattered

Freedom has never been free
A price is paid by us all
Some pay a heavier toll
We live, we fight, we do what is right
Pushing, defending, fighting off the night

Stalking through life giving no quarter
Knowing that none will be given in the end
It is the warrior way
Stand and deliver, vanquishing evil to the night
When death comes show no fright

Leave the world a better place
Touch someone's heart each day
Defend those who cannot defend themselves
Time is the most precious gift one can give
Give it all to others and truly live

Make someone smile each and every day
Leave your mark upon the lives of others
Never bending on matters of principle
As day slips into the dead of night
I smile, knowing I did it right

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  • 5 years ago

    by Tammy

    Great write my friend. Love the message.

  • 7 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Leave the world a better place
    Touch someone's heart each day
    Defend those who cannot defend themselves
    Time is the most precious gift one can give
    Give it all to others and truly live

    This part is very thoughtful and is full of truth.
    Rather then be selfish, it is better to share
    and give to others...liked it!

    Make someone smile each and every day
    Leave your mark upon the lives of others
    Never bending on matters of principle
    As day slips into the dead of night
    I smile, knowing I did it right

    A very good advice where we do the right
    thing each day and go to sleep knowing we
    did something good...nicely penned!

  • 7 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Make someone smile each and every day
    Leave your mark upon the lives of others
    Never bending on matters of principle
    As day slips into the dead of night
    I smile, knowing I did it right

    ^^
    That must be a wonderful feeling, to know you did it right. I wish I was so sure always;)

  • 7 years ago

    by Lonely Rider

    //Leave the world a better place
    Touch someone's heart each day
    Defend those who cannot defend themselves
    // thats a beautiful thought ... well said.

    //As day slips into the dead of night
    I smile, knowing I did it right // loved these lines ... doing something good will defiantely bring satisfaction to us

    very thoughful poem. well written

  • 7 years ago

    by Lu

    Make someone smile each and every day
    Leave your mark upon the lives of others
    Never bending on matters of principle
    As day slips into the dead of night
    I smile, knowing I did it right
    ^^^
    You sure did Bro !!!
    You have left your mark forever upon my heart ~hugs~

    Wonderfully penned!
    Love ya FOREVER Bro

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