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    Mormon Poetry # 15 - I Am Stripling Warrior

    Reid Baer

    by Reid Baer

    I Am Stripling Warrior
    By Reid Baer

    I stand with purposeful
    intention sword and shield
    in hand yet too exposed
    bare-chested inflated
    breathing deeply brave new
    air full of aggression

    And so much infantile
    outrageous obsession
    exposed in so many
    places vulnerable
    to my own emotions
    and God’s graces all more

    Human in regression
    hoping for some success
    or maybe an ounce of
    maturation in this
    mortal struggle for my
    eternal progression