A helmet to protect your head,

a shield defending tender heart,

chain-mail forged of heavy lead

so body won’t get torn apart.

Gauntlets of the finest steel,

boots so blows cannot get through;

but what on earth can form a seal

if what you’re fighting off



12 comments on “Armour

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh Wow, Oh WOW. (no other words find voice)

    • melodylowes says:

      You must have fought those inner demons, too, hmmm??

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Mmhmm–and occasionally one or two, or three sneak back. I don’t know if this will be useful to you, but earlier in the year, I bought a rubber mallet–8 oz or something, not too cumbersome to wield but substantial heft–it’s my “official Caddo-approved devil whacker”. And that is exactly what I use it for–it’s always within easy sight/reach. Last Sunday, I pounded him flat as a pancake when he brought up a past issue–and as you whack, you have to be very vocal: “Take that, whack-whack–in Jesus Name!!” Sounds silly, probably–but the flip side of silly Caddo packs a solid punch, I dare say.

      • melodylowes says:

        Sounds like excellent whacking protocol to me – I may just have to try it! πŸ™‚ By the way, love my visual as I picture you modeling the whacking… πŸ˜€

  2. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are in the midst of a great Thanksgiving weekend!

    • melodylowes says:

      I’m a neighbour north of the border, so our Thanksgiving is long gone – but I don’t mind joining my American neighbours for an extra dose of thankfulness (and any excuse is a good excuse for a good meal, right?) πŸ™‚ Thanks Russel!

  3. Debbie says:

    This is so insightful and true, Melody! I love Caddo’s devil whacker idea! God bless you as you write what we need to deal with!

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