Nine of Wands
The soldier keeps his vigil, though he appears at rest.
He is a patient guardian, strong and able for the test.
No need to seek a battle that may never come
His battle is within now, until the war is done.
His duty is to wait, to conserve and to defend
To stand long at his post, his battle scars to mend.
With the knowledge of the Hermit he awaits what might arise
And values now diplomacy; his wounds have made him wise.