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Courage

Rating: 3.5
It is in the small things we see it.
The child's first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey all alone.
When they called you crybaby
or poor or fatty or crazy
and made you into an alien,
you drank their acid
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Topic(s) of this poem: courage
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COMMENTS
Lara 02 May 2021
What are the similarities and differences in this poetry
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Eunice 24 December 2020
Wonderful
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Sachidananda Panda 09 November 2020
" ...each spring will be a sword you'll sharpen, those you love will live in a fever of love, and you'll bargain with the calendar and at the last moment when death opens the back door you'll put on your carpet slippers and stride out." Hard and unforgiving realities of life... the inevitability... without compromise...loved it! Thanks
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Dr Antony Theodore 01 November 2020
The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on a journey all alone. You described this poem's topic as courage. a fine poem. tony
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Mahtab Bangalee 20 October 2020
The courage wants to rise like a hero even if it falls into the abyss of death. The fire of the last act informs us that the birth of courage is for immortality. This death is merely a physical departure. He will live forever in the struggle of this memory.
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Mahtab Bangalee 20 October 2020
when you face old age and its natural conclusion your courage will still be shown in the little ways, each spring will be a sword you'll sharpen, those you love will live in a fever of love, and you'll bargain with the calendar and at the last moment when death opens the back door you'll put on your carpet slippers and stride out......written beautifully;
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Khairul Ahsan 20 October 2020
Loved the myiads of manifestations of courage as described in the poem, but the last stanza is truly the best of all!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 October 2020
In child's first step we see courage as small thing but when the child grows his courage explores with much strength and gives him success. Even in old age and natural connection, courage never fades away. It still shines. This poem is excellently penned and a nice modern poem of the day is chosen. Reading poem of Anne Sexton who is ranked, #52 on top 500 poets, we feel happy.
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 October 2020
A great poem indeed about the stages in human life. Very interesting to read. Enjoyed thoroughly. Each stanza is very meaningful. Thanks for sharing.
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 October 2020
Courageous! ! ! Endurance! Step by step. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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