Praveen Shah

Walking Into The Sunset - Poem by Praveen Shah

They admire you
only and only because
you were a fierce warrior
who raised an army
out of nowhere

They acknowledge
that you developed
that rag tag army
into a fighting unit
having high aspirations

Everybody saw your guts
when at your prime
you used a new weapon
to storm the fort
and succeeded in occupying it

But you must accept
that in the last battle
you were the undisputed leader
and despite your best effort
your army could not win

Age is not on your side
and your army is impatient
they've found a new warrior
to lead them into the battle
to storm the fort again

It pains me to see
that people are saying
that you are sulking in private
refusing to accept the new reality
preferring to relive old glories

Oh, dear, fierce old warrior
accepted, your tribe doesn't retire
old warriors just fade away
but, they, just for the sake of it
don't fight with own disciples

Your place is secure in history
and your army still loves you
but they want to see you
walk into the Sunset
head held high, dignity personified

Now, It's your choice...

Oh, Fierce, Old Warrior...

Topic(s) of this poem: poem, retirement

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Walking Into The Sunset by Praveen Shah

  • Soul Watcher (1/29/2016 8:37:00 AM)

    Good poem, Well done Praveen. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

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