I am
from gratitude and praise
a daily battle against myself
refinement of the human body
refinement of the mind and soul
I am
from the earth, the heavens and the universe
I am
from death to life to death
I am
from training to serve
Conditioning to climb
Practice to play
the endless pursuit of wisdom
of answers
Learning to live
As a soldier under the almighty
I am
I am

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February 3, 2020 6:21 pm

Dear Elai,
Your poem is powerful and has much meaning to it because of the strong words being used the emotion. When this is being read you can feel so many things taking place. One thing you said that stands out to me is, “I am from death to life to death”. I think this is interesting because this adds for life to this poem. It makes the reader really think about every word they read. This poem is amazing and while being read it brings the reader in.
Thanks for this poem. I look forward to seeing what you write next time.

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