Warriors

keep on writing you writing warriors
write on you writing warriors write on
fight to the finish, finish the fight,
exemplify your strength, show your might,
wage your war by the way of your force.

your force, your weapons are pencils, pens
writing pads, keyboards and paper.
some still use typewriters,
none use the gun.

none use the gun
none use the cannon,
none use the missile,
none use the bomb.

your fortresses, arsenals, armories
consists of libraries laid
in brick, blood, mortar, gut, grit, sweat and stone
electronic bookshelves also
made of digitized zeros and digitized ones.

your eyes see and read
your minds absorb and assess
your hearts feel and embrace
you put your hands to the work
to lands marred by brutality,
you bring compassion and you bring calm

write on you writing warriors
write on you writing warriors write on