Gladys Brown Prince

(May 14 / Jamaica W1)

Courage


Courage so often is taken lightly
By those who cannot see their plight
It’s not meant for you to see
But know it is something you must be

Your step towards it often disguised
And may not be seen by human eyes
But you can be sure the one who is wise
Has metered your steps until sunrise

With courage you move from sinking sand
To climb the horizon of unknown land
Each step you take your guide is awake
Will hear your cry if you fall on the stake

Take courage the race you have began
Will not be won by those who have shun
Prickles and thorns met in the storm
Or be dismayed when met with forlorn

The race for the swift is not on your list
Endurance is bliss if it you do not miss
Go on in the race rely on His grace
You’ll get strength needed to keep pace

Now completed the journey was sweet
Sitting in the suite of heaven’s retreat
Courage is more than a little heart beat
Without courage there’d be more defeat.




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Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2011
Edited: Saturday, October 15, 2011
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  • Luis Estable (10/14/2011 4:22:00 PM)

    You dance a bit on the idea of courage, sometimes doing better than others, but what I like most of this try is the seemimgly effort you put to try to rhyme this piece well, and partly you succeed in this here.

    A nice piece on courage, though it has a few distraction from the idea.

    Take care now! (Report) Reply

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