Peace for the Fighter

by Larry Chamberlin   Sep 25, 2011


Why did you make me a fighter?
Thought you did me a favor
with gin soaked breath, and
cut to the bone sarcasm?

Looking down from the top
of a house on the hill
haunted by your scorn;
took decades to let go.

Others rest easy in their
modicum standards and means
without the heart rending
chase of the receding target.

Still the challenge is there
not for success - that's too easy;
the important thing is becoming
satisfied with who I am.

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  • 5 years ago

    by christopher

    First two stanzas good where you went after that i do not know good start second verse good what happend after that

  • 6 years ago

    by Innocent Fairy

    U already know what I think of this poem :) 5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Beauty In The Breaking

    My fiance is a fighter, or retired fighter I should say, and this sounds so much like something he tells me when he's tired and emotional beat up with memories. Heartbreaking in a way to think of the story behind this.

  • 6 years ago

    by Cinnamonspice

    The last line was awe inspiring, we often dwell on the past, the injustices done to us by parental authority. I try to forget the abuse and
    remember that I am strength and courage.
    I loved this piece. It's going in my favorites so I can read it when times seem to be roughest

    Connie

  • 6 years ago

    by Meme

    This is really amazing Larry, I so loved the openning line, it was just capturing. I specially liked this verse:
    Looking down from the top
    of a house on the hill
    haunted by your scorn;
    took decades to let go.
    ^^
    its always so hard to let go, sometimes it feels impossible.

    Loved it so much.