Courage - Original Poetry


The Lion's Competition

Courage is not born within

it’s fed in minimal doses

....(slowly like an eyedropper


...medicates the sore eye)

using subtle means to

produce a mighty stallion

from foal

as entry to the race


through barriers

less exhausted


fortitude in place.

....When enough has been chewed up it's time to stand strong

then meeting each fierce challenge that life brings along.

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JPB0756 3 years ago

Nice poem, perfect picture; fine combo, short and sharp...grrr!

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Beautiful poetic form and message. "Courage is not born within , it is fed in minimal doses." What a powerful opening, with a meaningful moral.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

You are right. It takes courage and strenghth to get on in this world.

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Denizee 3 years ago Author

Thank you Minnetonka Twin & Gypsy Rose Lee - This was my first draft of this poem and I'll be editing it soon - with a rewrite - same concept just different choice of words - Bless you for taking the time to read this and appreciate it.

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