An original poem by Dr….

M The Travelling Gourmet TM

The Professional


An Original poem by Dr.Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

Copyright all rights reserved


Dedicated to all who put their lives on the line in the dark alleys and back streets of the world fighting the bad guys…


Always cool

Always calm

Always collected

Always subdued

Always low key

Always low profile

Always thinking

Always analysing

Always collecting Intel

Always resourceful

Always blending in…

Like spooks…

Usually undercover…


When things get very BAD…

Bullets fly!

Grenades explode!

Sharp knives slash!

IEDs detonate!

People die.



Dead men do not look noble.

There are NO easy choices.

It is kill or be killed

That is when you need quiet professionals,

By your side,

Guarding your six,

Never running away to leave you to die.

Fighting coolly to the last drop of blood

Keeping you and himself ALIVE!

In one piece.

To S.E.R.E.


You don’t need low Calcium, low energy

Careless “cowboys”

You don’t want Rambo wannabee narcissists

Who are naïve

Who want to show off…

Who think they are in an episode of CSI:Miami

Who are in a fantasy virtual world of computer video games…

Life is not a video game.

War is not a Hollywood movie.

There are no SFX

In real life when people get shot professionally,

They drop like sacks of potatoes.

They do not get up again. Not ever.

Be professional.


And LIVE every second like it is your last!

One day it will be…

As long as it is in your sleep…

It is all good.

Who Dares Wins!  🙂


About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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2 Responses to An original poem by Dr….

  1. Rosalee Ann BOYLE says:

    Poem Very Cool Love Ya Rosalee Ann


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