Courage

Military Courage by Paul Dubois, 1885, Mount Vernon, Baltimore, USA
Military Courage by Paul Dubois, 1885,
Mount Vernon, Baltimore, USA

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Find Courage

Lisa Cox

Plant courage
On the bottom
Of your soles
Walk around with
It and you’ll forget
Until someone
More tired than you
Needs a seat
That takes no courage
To give up a seat
You’ll forget
Until you see
The old man
On the side of
The road
Struggling to change
His tire
It doesn’t take
Courage to change
A tire
You’ll forget
Until you see smoke
At your neighbor’s
House
It doesn’t take courage
To bang on a door
To call for help
It didn’t take courage
Only a decision
You’ll forget
Until you’re far
Away and making
Life and death
Decisions every
Day protecting
Defending, defying
Those who bring death
Every day
What you planted
On the bottom of your
Soles has grown
Up your legs
Into your gut
Around your heart
And through your mind

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