Stand! Feel the gusts blow,
Hard against your naked flesh.

Stand! Feel the wind whip
Your hair, chap your lips,
Cramp your toes.

Stand! Feel the ground grow cold,
The grass dry up.

Stand! Feel your head start to ache,
Your stomach start to rumble,
Your legs start to tremble.

Stand! What are you waiting for?
The horn has sounded!
The cry has gone up from the masses!
The general is at the front, ready to fight!
“Wait until you see the whites of their eyes”,
Then… charge, charge like a soldier
With only fear as your strength,
And dignity as your conviction,
Full of fury, full of death,
Full of no tomorrow,
And fight! Fight like
Satan is your only adversary,
And hell is your battleground.

Darkness sweeps you into its
Cradling arms and whisks you away
In a great storm of deceit.

The real enemy has been discovered!
The man, that has betrayed us all along!
The traitor has been dragged,
Kicking and screaming from his secrets,
Hidden in the farthest cave,
The deadliest land.

This most dangerous man has been named,
The scourge of the wasteland,
The disease in the midst
Of a cause so true,
So crucial, so angelic,
The one who ruins it all,
And that man is you!

Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

4 thoughts on “Revealed”

    1. Yes, I have read that book. Our men’s group read it together. Although I could not relate to all of it, it is a good book that I highly recommend to all men. “The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face” is a very deep and insightful book, and offers penetrating commentary while challenging all men to really look at themselves deep down inside and use that inner observation as a tool for spiritual and emotional growth. Great book! Thanks.


  1. Darkness sweeps you into its
    Cradling arms and whisks you away
    In a great storm of deceit.

    …love those lines!

    I found you via NaPoWriMo participants (“Stumbling Along the Sidewalk” caught my attention)…but then I recognized your name from a mutual friend’s FB page…

    Enjoyed what I saw during my quick visit…I look forward to reading more.

    1. Thanks for visiting, and for commenting. That series of lines is really the heart of it, isn’t it? I’m glad you liked the poem. Come back again soon.

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