Aldo Kraas

Courage

Where do I get the courage?
Where do I get the courage to go on living again?
To come out of my shell?
To pray again?
To smile?
Where do I get the courage to sing again?
Or laugh?
Where do I get the courage to go out again?
To relax again?
To breathe?
Where do I get the courage to love again?
To be free again?
To cook again?
Or look at the blue sky again?
Where do I get the courage to write again?
To wipe out the bad memories?
And put the past behind?
Where do I get the courage to make new friends?
Or watch flowers grow in the garden?
Where do I get the courage to write a letter to you?
To save money again?
Or read books?
I find it
Day by day.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • anawo (10/21/2019 6:49:00 AM)

    Amazing

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  • Thomas KaneThomas Kane (11/11/2018 10:58:00 PM)

    I can relate to this very well, nice work

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  • Frida Castro (7/9/2018 4:28:00 PM)

    Well done. Your poem has brought great comfort. Amazing work.

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  • Brian MawadriBrian Mawadri (3/27/2018 10:21:00 AM)

    Well done, great piece of art. thanks for sharing

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  • James Whale (8/12/2014 3:38:00 PM)

    excellent and true - well told

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  • * Sunprincess * (7/14/2014 8:10:00 AM)

    ............loved reading this write....courage is a wonderful theme for a poem...and this is definitely one of your best writes....adding to my poem collection...

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  • Peter StavropoulosPeter Stavropoulos (7/22/2009 10:25:00 PM)

    I agree, this is a wonderful work of art. Well done, Aldo.

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  • Johnnetta Bridges (6/15/2008 10:24:00 PM)

    Where do we find the courage i wish i could find it! ! !

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  • Dustin Ross (3/3/2008 6:59:00 PM)

    Eli White GO TO HELL, this is a wonderful work of art!

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  • Eli White (1/16/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    u sound like an idiot

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  • Duncan Wyllie (4/7/2007 3:26:00 PM)

    Many have asked the same sort of questions, this was written with feeling and that feeling comes through intact, great piece
    Love duncan X

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