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Maria Rose Dominic


When Courage Fails


How much courage with each breath
Can a wounded spirit gather
To take each inevitable, painful step
When only a path of thorns lies ahead?

With what courage can it battle the heat
The tiny sapling in scorching desert
Where the last dropp of water has vapourised?

From where can it muster
The courage to face a raging storm
The bird with a broken wing?

How long can I hold on
In this battle I am fighting unarmed
Without a refuge to infuse in me
The courage I am unable to find?

Submitted: Saturday, January 21, 2012
Edited: Friday, May 18, 2012

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  • Rookie Philip Jose (5/19/2012 9:38:00 PM)

    nice piece . u have depicted so well the pangs of human existence. keep it up Miss Maria (Report) Reply

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