The nature of war… be sensible…if by whatever foolish or innocent motive u put urself on the battlefield don’t go expecting mercy or quarter should u be overwhelmed and made to fall. Tell me… what kind of warrior begs his rivals to spare him once he’s put in a position that had it been reversed would of been a cause of celebration for this one-sided and half-hearted warrior. Almost with out doubt he wouldn’t of shown any trace of the reprieve he now terrifyingly is begging for. This is all metaphor. The battle field for me is sobriety and good choice making. It’s not easy…u’ll have haters all around saying ur a fake and a phony and self-righteous and harshly judge mental and on and on and on… ive been tempted to wipe mud on my own victories out of pity for them… to feel ashamed for actually doing well. But then I thought…for real?..wtf!…if U really want change then stop complaining and getting in ur own way… change! Get help, be real, reach out! But so be it… I’ve earned these successes many call small and trivial. For me they’ve been life changing though and God willing, even if u perish by bursting into flames, ignited by ur own envious rage, I refuse to go backwards for ur own refusal to change ur own lot! Pack Ru Redfeather… A warrior for sobriety.

Published by Pack Redfeather

I am a walking contradiction of traditions some say. An African American and Native American Muslim poet with a personal life history as violently turbulent as a Storm. A visionary from the bottom of life’s social barrel striving to share the hope found in the light of faith through sometimes dark but real poetry. I’m a former member of the Bloods street gang, former serial bank robber, and both federal/state prison convict. I live on my mother’s tribal reservation of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe in Minnesota.

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