By Robert Stephen Herrick
When winds howl in the mind in a rush to battle,
the warrior attacks at his plights to succeed,
to survive, and to flourish to proceed at all costs
whether by body or by mind or by spirit.
When the enemy is harbored within,
the storm of the warrior must fight to stay alive
despite internal opposition to do what is right
and endure old wounds to pursue new plights.
A veteran must pull forth with great strength
to conquer his fears and protect his hopes
and a good warrior is to be a guardian to
defend others from such discourse within them.
To survive the storm, all must endure
and any warrior must prevail by defense
only on the attack when such is called for
so that more last with this hope.