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, .
Comments about this poem (Courage. by Cecil Lees )
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