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Pak Serak

by Razel Davies

Limp around,
On a club foot.
Hold out a hand,
Short,
And lame.
All around,
Mocking,
Sneers.
In their eyes weak,
In your mind,
So strong.

Your power,
Unknown to them.
You have it,
That which can win.
Thinking,
Working it out.
You know,
The ways,
They will lose.

Build your style,
End their scorn.
Win their tournaments,
Beat their arts.
Show the world,
A cripple in body,
Can stand taller than them all.
No longer inferior,
To them.
Now their eyes open,
To you,
The superior warrior.

10/01/2006

Author's Note: Pak Serak, a cripple who found his weakness to be a strength as he it inspired him to create one of the most powerful martial arts in the world.

Posted on 10/01/2006
Copyright © 2021 Razel Davies

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 10/01/06 at 02:11 PM

I can definitely relate to this one! You told his story well and you pay great homage to his perseverence. Great write- very good for me to read!

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