Warriors Are We

“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.”

– Carl Jung

Warriors Are We

by Carl Josehart

Warriors are we though we may not know it
Swaddled as we are in rituals of society
Comforted in a belief that justice is reality
Undaunted, we witness hatred, violence and insanity

Warriors are we though we may deny it
We sustain peace through threat of war
Many have already died and in the name of freedom we will risk millions more
Believing we are the masters of what the future has in store

Warriors are we though we may be frightened by it
Realizing centuries of civilizations have not changed basic human nature
Only distorted our image as in caricature
Letting us forget what lies under our facade of urbane composure

Warriors are we until we embrace it
Harnessing hatred’s force to target prejudice, avarice and despair
Sublimating the fire of greed to generate enough to share
Pride powering our dreams to create a society that is fair

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