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Battle On

By Manoj Kumar

Battle On

My mind is dark with the thoughts of doom

Shadows of death and miseries loom

I wish I could try and fight

The stench of death and darkness of night

There are times I thought I’d have to say

That my life was all but slipping away

When my heart and mind was numb and dead

When through my ruptured heart my soul bled.

I craved and desired for someone to hold

Someone to love, good sights to behold

Someone in whom to confide my desires deepest

A buddy, a friend, who would be my closest.

But then it dawned, that life ain’t fair

Nothing comes your way if you don’t dare

If you don’t decide and act with certainty

You may be fighting up to eternity.

So gird yourself for the battle ahead

It’s better to fight and in doing so be dead

Than in your dotage have a wistful regret

That you wagered never and lost the bet.

For life’s a challenge that ought to be dared

You find your darkest soul gets bared

And you’ve got the guts to stand up and fight

And shine brighter than the brightest light.

If you’ve dared and lost and dared and won

My dear, that’s life and there’s the fun

For what’s the use in your darkest despair

You don’t fight the monster in its deepest lair?

So onward and forward just battle on

For the darkest night there’s always morn

And glory and greatness will be yours my son

If you stand up and fight, you fear nothing, no one.

By Manoj Kumar

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