A Warrior’s Heart

This is a piece co-written by myself and my new and very special friend

Jen at Think Speak Tryst. It speaks of truths impossible to ignore, but even

more importantly, to recognize and relate. This was my first attempt at a

DUET and I owe a debt of gratitude to Jen for introducing me to such a unique

and powerful form of expression. I am truly appreciative of her letting her

“SOULSHINE” brighten my outlook. I consider myself a very lucky person to

have the privilege of knowing such a talented and caring fellow “Warrior” to

walk the paths of creativity and imagination with.  Please check out her truly

 beautiful way with thoughts and words at………



Scattered about like a million glittering stars

Are the misdirected pieces of what we were

Standing in a pool of my obvious redemption

Bleeding to know the answers, Yet I’m so unsure


A myriad of questions leave my thoughts unsettled

Frantic assessments hold my voice, I cannot speak

My mind it moves a thousand miles in seemingly a second

Do I really want to know? Is resolution what I truly seek?


In the warm light that is becoming day

I brush away the dirt of my darkened past

Mind is flooded with a million wandering war stories

Heartache, takes my breath, I begin to need you at last


At last and again, for this all feels so familiar

Past battles lost and won, my mind chases to remember

The times and places of our war torn self realities

Scattered in ashes lost in time, memories burn like embers


 I decide to walk, past the reality of what I once was

Knowing that I’ll carry my scars, until the last days of life

Cloaked in what has turned to great wisdom, contrary to common belief

Look into my heart, my eyes, inside my soul, I am finally free from  strife


The strides that push beyond the realm of cruelty self imposed

Flaws shown boldly bring it home, this point not light to make

The parade of insecurities un shelved, knowledge given to find direction

Souls are bared, and hearts are freed, for yours, mine, and others sake


This is where I stand to speak, telling you today of all my glories

Although it rains inside of my mind, I’m here today, I’ll never rewind

Glorious you, who came to be, take my wisdom, for all you see

For I am a warrior, peaceful at heart, I will continue to fight, till death do us part.


Written by JMC813 & Jen on Tryst