The Worth of a Green Belt

by Brianna  G. Harte

You can’t become a green belt in a week,

for it’s not just a symbol of knowledge

or a decoration to be displayed.

It is your strength

that sweat poured over to build.

It is your honor

that never wavered when put in a position to protect.

It is your dedication

sworn by months, years in the dojo.

It is your willingness to learn more

never to end, to continue for the brown and black.

It is your spirit

as you embody the characteristics of a true martial artist.

It’s not something randomly bestowed.

Just like any medal,

any praise,

any success,

it is earned.

Only then is does it have true value.

Copyright © 2016 Brianna G. Harte. All rights reserved.


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