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Cecil Lees


Courage.


What is courage, is it hard to say
That a man may give his life away
It could be friend or maybe foe
But impartial courage he will show.
The chronic sick bearing endless pain
Knowing they will never be well again.
The blindman searching for his sight
Not knowing the difference between day and night,
But never complaining or making a fuss
But doing his best to be one of us.
The boatman will challenge the mighty sea,
On a night of terror to set men free.
The fireman, fighting fire after fire,
His courage never seems to tire
But to him it’s a job to be done
For fighting fire is never fun.
The batsman facing a bumping ball
Will try and answer his captains call
And though he may be black and blue
The greatest courage he will show.
The Shepard tending his straying herd,
The spoken sermon, the promised word,
Telling the truth and not a lie.
Say, your not afraid to die, .
That’s courage.

Submitted: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 06, 2013

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  • Clarence Prince (12/9/2013 9:38:00 AM)

    Yes, indeed, it takes courage to tell the truth and that's why so many people choose to lie! Well done, Cecil Lees! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/26/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    Courage can't be defined by our silly perception.... variety of events pin up the courage nice poem if you get the time plz read mine (Report) Reply

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