"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going but…

I've had just enough time...   to shed a tear for the fighter

Taken from St. John Fort in Malacca on a rainy day

When I was young I was taught 
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”
That is how I lived my Life
Which saw me through many fights
These scars bear witness to the fact
It is not courage I lack
For I believe - “The tough gets up from the dust”

Now the dust has cleared
And clearly I see the battle field
The broken spear, the fallen shield
Comrades that shared a drink and laugh
Now laying face down in the dust
My weary hand can't hold up the sword
Without a sound to the ground it drops

It takes an effort not to sink to my knees
There is no more fight left in me
I slowly turn and walk away
My Life will change from this day
It doesn’t matter what others say
How I ran away from the fray
Even a hero must call it a day…


  1. Very beautiful post Thou-San!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,


  2. A 1000 Reasons Double "D"-Disillusioned & Disheart
    For a long time he fought. For himself and for others. He is now weary of fighting and do not want to fight anymore. When he fought Brutus, he was stabbed in the heart. The wound was not fatal. It killed his spirit instead. And now taking his leave, he thank all who stabbed him, for without them; he could never find it in him to leave the battle. His only regrets he could not make amends to all he hurt and he could never tell the whole story.

    Well caught and framed. Compliments on your creativity in visual and text.

    ★Onasill and ineedathis added this photo to their favorites.

    I think I had some toughness in me as well, some times it got me into lot of trouble with my Mom:-)
    Great shot Thou! have a wonderful evening.

    Really nice composition. Love your writings..


  3. ★saoret58 and ΞSSΞ®®Ξ added this photo to their favorites.

    great shot

    -Josh Birchall-
    great shot love the comp

    ready, aim, fire.....excellent

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful presentation , of this lovely image
    Great words-- well written


  4. ★i_still_believe_in_u, 5div, and Geo_grafics added this photo to their favorites.

    We all have our battles eh !
    Wonderful presentation !!

    Thoughtful words about arms and combat.

    ★oola * added this photo to her favorites.
    awestruck.. YESSSSSSSSSSS
    you said it ... as i feel it... yessssssssssssssssss


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