Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Combat Zone: The Explanation

“I didn’t walk into battle...it drew me in, making me an untrained soldier in the hardest war to win.”

Shots fired!!!! And although I tried my hardest to duck and weave, I've been shot. That's what happens when you're in the combat zone. Some people call it a relationship but the battlefield is so wide spread with enemies lurking around every corner.

If you go in it without that Kevlar handy to protect your heart, the wounds can be painful and sometimes fatal to the strongest relationships. Some of us go at it many times with a sense of self-security and confidence that we will live forever in the heart of another. We believe that our own strengths are enough and no one can stop two beating hearts from keeping rhythm with each other.

But what happens when you're shot and your heart skips a beat and all your senses are oblivious. You stop thinking and panic sets in and the only thing left to do is pray that all those enemies gunning for you can't get a hold of your weapons of commitment and love.

If you are captured, caught up and stripped down outside of those loving boundaries, I suggest you stand strong and be a soldier. We should realize that the combat zone of a relationship doesn’t come with rules of engagement. As the old saying goes "all is fair in love and war." And some of us die out in the end.

By Debbie Allen-Smith aka D. Flo'essence