Friday, 20 June 2008

Two categories of fighter

There is one
who wants to prove to others
he is a fighter.

Thinking himself great,
liking himself this way
he talks much,
overlooking his weaknesses
he turns to hot-headed aggression.

And then there is another,
who want to prove to himself
he is a fighter.

Knowing himself weak,
hating himself this way
he listens much,
overcoming his weaknesses
he turns to cool-headed skill.

I would like to consider myself the latter
but it is so easy to slip to rage
and so difficult to ignore the observing eyes.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you write this yourself?

adil said...

Yes. Didn't write anything for a long time before this and haven't written anything since. Really lacking inspiration and growing increasingly gloomy. Even questioning, why do I turn to the martial arts? Is it a genuine love or just a means of escape?

Thanks for the comment. Always nice to have company. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I think people were designed to fight, whether internally or externally. In some people the urge is stronger than others.

adil said...

A couple of thoughts:

(1) The word "internal" is key here and is exactly the concept I am trying to capture. Men "fight" for many reasons but drivers like rage carry one only so far up a mountain.

(2) The "urge" to fight (in the fullest sense of the word) is indeed, in my opinion, a gift from God, for which one must be fully grateful.

And Allah knows best and I do not know.