I took off my armor, held it in the air.
Amazing a feat, how well did I fare?
Rejoiced was I, relieved, to be honest.
For once did I prove that I deserved the best.
The armor was earthy brown in shade.
The week-long battle had accumulated a little fade.
But as I stared at it, face brimming with pride.
Some scars caught the eye, unable to hide.
It was my gift from my brother ever special.
Fortunate it was, it never sustained a speckle.
And here in my hands was my prized armor.
Cut and bruised, the red had marred the fur.
O me, O mighty, what bad hath I done?
To put my best gift ever under the sun
through a series of spears that missed by an inch.
To see it in that state, my heart did take a pinch.
The smile on my face began to flatten.
Here was the victorious who realized he was beaten.
Not by the troops or the soldiers on the field
But, to an unrelenting drive that just wouldn’t yield.
Adrenaline had become an addiction to me
So much so that, the scars I could never see.
They were short and long they numbered many.
I felt I would burn it, to let any memory free.
Is war the only option to determine the best?
Should the rule of the jungle only apply to the rest?
Does Darwin always have to be proven right?
And we create a world that never honors a fight?
Did our ancestors create the answers to our questions?
Or leave us with questions to ponder as per our notions?
Are these sacrosanct? Are these the only ways?
For a person to wade survival through life’s maze.
Here’s the world, the oyster is yours.
If you feel the bruise, you will find their cures.
You have to question and you have to ponder.
And you may realize that you can never be the responder.
But, make sure you do for change comes from you.
Dare to ask questions, there will only be very few.
But make sure you take the first step to change.
The dynamics of an archaic and a bloody battle range.
Rewrite rules, break assumptions, explore and dig deep.
To unknown arenas leave thy mind free to creep.
When you find the answer, make sure you do spray.
If you didn’t find one, rest assured you’d have opened up a way.