Finishing Well

The warrior moves 
down the long tunnel
Nearing the light of a new life arena
He has come a long distance
over many years of boredom
and hanging on 
Waiting and praying for this day
with tenacity and grit
As he climbs up the ramp
He hears the welcoming crowd 
cheering him on and blessing him
for a job well done in his own
humble and quiet way
And, as he enters this 
untrodden field of opportunity,
Under the bright klieg lights
He knows in his gut
that he has finished well
and is now ready 
for this next life chapter
of  further adventures
Hip hip hooray!!!