Courage

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I refuse to be soft like oatmeal porridge;
Wrapped up in some cold dark storage.
Cause those who strive for distant goals;
Need courage within their flesh and souls.
Though courage it isn’t designed for show;
Borrowed this passion stands true in woe.
It isn’t something that comes and goes.
Breath of strong men’s life and creed;
Follow the path where courage shall lead.

Though courage a slow, unwavering trait
It comes to those with strength to wait.
These skies so dark they hide the blue;
Yet fleeting corners we shall pursue.
Our future is what we shall conceive;
Follow the path where courage shall lead.

 

 

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Comments

  1. gillena says:

    “Breath of strong men’s life and creed;
    Follow the path where courage shall lead.”

    I luv the message within the message of being courageous

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  2. This reminds me of a saying I once came across and was very struck by: Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  3. Jae Rose says:

    The opening and closing lines are simply delicious Sanaa – i felt warmth and a sense of all will be well as i read – just as it seems in the gorgeous picture

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  4. Mary says:

    Ah – follow the path where courage will lead! Those are definitely words to remember as one travels the path of life.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  5. Brother Ollie says:

    Beautiful piece. It really dances along.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Brother Ollie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Alexa T. says:

    Once again, wonderful, powerful message!
    “Cause those who strive for distant goals;
    Need courage within their flesh and souls.
    Though courage it isn’t designed for show;
    Borrowed this passion stands true in woe.
    It isn’t something that comes and goes.”

    Warm greetings in january!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Alexa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  7. panchali says:

    Inspiring and it leaves us with a powerful message in the end.. Beautifully composed…rhyme adds more flavor to the piece, sanaa. Love it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  8. Old Egg says:

    Courage as you demonstrate is an inbred trait that seems to make up our minds for us to be fair, and just in seeking the true and honorable way. Beautifully written Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  9. I love the form you chose for this, and the wonderful message of determination and following the path where courage will lead. Awesome.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  10. Myrna says:

    Lovely poem Sanaa. I enjoyed the rhyming and I like what you say about courage takes time to develop. I never considered that. Good writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  11. Love the beautiful message in this Sanaa! Lovely and flowing poetry!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carrie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  12. therisa says:

    Sigh. Am sorry, I don’t have the words to fully describe, how your poem has moved me, Sanaa. Maybe, this, in itself, speaks for the elegance of your words expressed, here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Therisa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Susan says:

    I love that first line! Maybe it’s in opposition to it that I often find my courage in the warmth of oatmeal in my stomach! I always eat the food, rather than let it eat me. We do need courage to build a good future.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  14. Seekers on a path…a pilgrimage. Nicely gathered, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  15. Sumana Roy says:

    “It comes to those with strength to wait.” this is exactly so…you’ve wonderfully defined courage Sanaa…love the rhythm…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much for the lovely poem πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  16. I was completely entranced by the opening line! (But can’t oatmeal porridge be courageous in some subtle way?)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: Ah, maybe πŸ˜›

  17. Jamztoma says:

    I can relate to this very much. thanks for the wisdom Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello James,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  18. Our future is what we shall conceive;
    Follow the path where courage shall lead.

    Very good ending Sanaa! Gives dignity to courage!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  19. Nicholas V. says:

    Indeed, Sanaa, it takes courage to simply live, especially nowadays where we are beset with all sorts of dangers and perilous paths.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. Sanaa,

    Courage is an absolute must for life these days. Even to leave a cosy corner and step outside into a world filled with dangers and foreboding, quite often. Courage can push us onwards to at least make an effort..
    Eileen

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Eileen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  21. Grace says:

    I love that strength to wait…that takes courage ~

    Thanks for joining us Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. Mary says:

    Visiting again for dVerse! Our future really is what we can conceive – if we make a plan and work toward it, that is!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  23. “strength to wait” is often courage at its very heart, isn’t it? well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  24. Thotpurge says:

    Courage isn’t designed for show…. thoughtful line Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  25. Menorca says:

    Wow!I’m glad I got to start my day with such encouraging thoughts!
    “Our future is what we shall conceive;
    Follow the path where courage shall lead.”
    Completely agree on this idea..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Menorca,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. Wow. This is perfect in every poetic way!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. Shirley B says:

    ‘These skies so dark they hide the blue;’

    So true. Your words certainly resonated, Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Shirley,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  28. Bjorn says:

    I think courage is so much needed… but sometimes we need to bend like a willow wand lean to the wind… only to snap back again… wonderful way to treat the subject.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  29. It definitely takes “strength to wait” at times for sure. πŸ™‚ Nicely done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jennifer,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  30. Victoria says:

    That first line–great simile. These times definitely call for courage–especially in your neck of the woods (excuse the cliche).

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  31. Bryan Ens says:

    “Courage isn’t designed for show” -brilliant line, not to mention an excellent point!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  32. Sean Michael says:

    This definitely describes courage. “Yet fleeting corners we shall pursue…” I like that line a lot.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sean,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  33. ‘Though courage a slow, unwavering trait
    It comes to those with strength to wait.’

    True words at the heart of a powerful poem, Sana. xx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kim,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it ?
      Highly appreciated, lots of love ?
      xoxo

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