Fighter-Lifter

Fighter-Lifter

You demonstrate and strengthen
Not only bodily muscles,
But the will to fight
All that drags us down to dust.

Lifting weights of seventy, eighty, ninety pounds:
Pitting the soul’s goal against the body’s sloth.

You show us that we, too, can conquer and
Unflinchingly use Your strength to save us.

– Bhadra Kleinman.

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