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Courage - Courage is Strength! Poem (Updated)

Updated on June 9, 2014

Week 8 of the "Good Words" Project

This weeks "Good Words" Project word is Courage.

When Joanne started the "Good Words" project.

I pledged that I would write a poem for each one,

And I wonder am I the only one?

Courage is Strength

My Hubber Friends - Courage is written for you. If you do not find your name, believe me it was omitted by accident. As I collect new friends their names will be added also, as time permits
My Hubber Friends - Courage is written for you. If you do not find your name, believe me it was omitted by accident. As I collect new friends their names will be added also, as time permits | Source

Courage - Courage is Strength

Courage - Another "Good Word" to live by.
Courage - Another "Good Word" to live by.

Courage -Courage is strength

© by Shyron Shenko - 2/28/2014


Courage is strength to try my friend

Even when you know you can't possibly win

Keep on trying then try, try again

Never give up right to the end

Courage is strength within your soul

To believe the word of truth when it is told

Even when it gets twisted and bowed

And you are burdened down with a heavy load

Courage is strength, to face the deepest Grief

To keep their sweet memories

Of their loved one in heart and mind

Where you can almost access them anytime

Courage is strength of character

To always do what is right

Even when you know that you must fight

To bring the truth into the light

Courage is strength of honor

Honor our military men and women who fight in

Foreign wars and against the unfairness of conflicts on our shores

All honors is theirs, and their legacy is ours

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A special up-date to my HubPage friends

While searching through some pictures

I found a note that describes my HubPage friends

A note that I had written down

Long ago the note was lost and now that note is found


My HubPage Friends

These are words on a note I copied from a card I sent to a friend the note said 9/15/2002  And, this is how I feel about YOU my Hubber Friends
These are words on a note I copied from a card I sent to a friend the note said 9/15/2002 And, this is how I feel about YOU my Hubber Friends | Source

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© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Courage is what it takes to face the truly unknown, and adversity every single day not having any way of knowing what the outcome will be.

      As always, you have a talent for putting things in words and rhyme. Voted up, BAI, and pinned to AH. Also, shared.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I had courage to take me to where I am right now and it is about the strength one has to go on without a doubt.

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      Tim Mitchell 3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      A favorite comment for poetry I use is Nice! meaning presents a feeling of speechless. This poem offers that feeling. Thank you for sharing.

      tim

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you my dear friend Au fait, for reading, commenting, pinning and sharing. I appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Yes you did Devila, thank you for your comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, tim for your visit and reading and commenting on my Poem, I really appreciate. And you are welcome.

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      Colleen Swan 3 years ago from County Durham

      Thank you Shyron for yet another uplifting poem. Sometimes the greatest courage I think can be simply moving ahead each day despite disappointments.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We are surrounded by courageous people and don't even know it...the single mother of two who works two jobs so her kids can have a home...that's courage my friend.

      Beautiful work here.

      bill

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Shyron - Thank you for a beautiful reminder that we each have within us a strength to call on during difficulties of all manner and scope. Most people don't think of themselves as courageous, but facing a problem and overcoming it is, indeed, a feat of courage.

      Voted Up+++ and shared

      Jaye

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      georgescifo 3 years ago from India

      Really inspirational. Enjoyed reading it.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This is beautiful Shryon! It certainly does take courage to keep going even though you know you may not win.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Beautiful message here--and a powerful piece

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautifully written. We all encounter setbacks and strife, it takes courage to move forward. Thank you..

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I am so glad you liked it Colleen, your comments are truly appreciated.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much Bill for the comments and compliment. You are right, My cousin the one with Cushings Syndrom is probably the most corageous person I have ever known. I don't think I would have made through what she has been through.

      She raised two sons and then in September walked out of the hospital with a broken arm, broken leg and 8 broken ribs. Working on part 2 which is more amazing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, you don't know how much I appreciate you, thank you for the comments, votes and sharing.

      I hope puppy girl is doing well.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much geogescifo for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Brandi, I do appreciate you so much. Yes it does take courage to keep on going even where you do not win.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Audrey appreciate your reading and commenting,

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Ruby, my beautiful poetic friend. You could not know how much I appreciate you. Thank you for you comments.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Just noticed the drawing at the top of this poem. The HP letters. It has all of our names in it! Hey Shyron's followers, did you notice that?

      What a lot of work it has to have been and surly tested your patience to the limits. What a tribute to all your followers! And that includes me. Thank you Shyron. What an honor to be included in such an amazing piece of art work and along with some other excellent writers on this site! Hope everyone comes back and has another look.

      Sharing this again so hopefully people will see their names in this artwork. Another up vote and awesome too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I really appreciate you and my other followers too. I am glad you noticed. Thanks again for votes, and sharing. Oh I will not be on here tomorrow. Medical tests. I hope you day goes well tomorrow.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Wanted to share this again because, like me, I think most people who read this failed to see the amazing graphic at the top of this poem where the names of your followers are all included.

      I need God to give me some energy. So much to do and never enough time. Hope all is well with you and that you're looking forward to a restful weekend -- it's supposed to rain tomorrow (Saturday), so that should be a good napping day.

      Shared again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for sharing this again, You are such a good friend and I am blessed to have you for a friend.

      I know it is supposed to rain today - maybe tomorrow too. I love the rain. You have a Blessed one.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Shyron,

      Just beautiful! Thank you so much for your support and for writing something so beautiful! You are a blessing with a courageous heart for all that you have had to endure in your life. I am humbled to know you.

      And sending you much blessings! xo

      Shared, tweeted & up into the heavens!

      Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, you are a blessing in my life. I appreciate you more than you know.

      Thank you for the tweet, votes and comments

      Shalom, and God Bless

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Hope people will check out the graphic at the top of this poem. Truly amazing and a great tribute to all of your follows, including me, for which I thank you again. Up & BAI, shared.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Finding one's name on your giant HP has to be one of the best ways to start a new work week. I hope your other followers will take the time to find their own names too, and that new people will start following so their name will eventually find its way onto this amazing graphic.

      Voted up and sharing again.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Wow! There I am right near the top of the HP graphic! Thank you Shyron, you are indeed a good friend. What a tribute to me and all of your other followers, just like Au fait said! Appreciate this so much and love your poem. You are so talented in putting just the right words together, and I look forward to reading more!

      Voted up, awesome, and sharing.

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      Glenda 3 years ago

      It looks like you folk have fun on here with all the graphics, I like graphics.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I am so glad you found your name on the HP, that was fun, putting the names of my followers together to make an hp.

      Thank you again for the sharing, votes and comment. In case you don't know, I do appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Aunt Jimi, I am so glad you found you on the hp graphic. Thank you for the votes, comments, compliments and for sharing.

      I really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Glenda, I am glad you stopped by and I wanted to thank you for the offer to allow me to stay at your house while my son was in surgery.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, votes and sharing I really appreciate you. I am so glad you found you.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hello Shyron, nice to meet you. I saw one of your kind comments on a friend's hubs and it made me check your profile and hubs. I like what I see. This is a very good poem on courage and your artwork superb. We all have courage within some of us just have to delve deeper to bring it out. Nice name too. Voted up.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jodah, nice to meet you also. Thank you for the comment, votes and compliment on my name. I really appreciate you. I will check out your hubs also.

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      Glenda 3 years ago

      Hi Shyron, I hope your son is better. I just love your poems.

      Glenda

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Glenda, I am so glad you stopped by to leave a comment. Yes my son is much better.

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      Queen Hypatia 3 years ago

      Courage is so important. Do you know, people need a lot of courage in some countries just to be openly Christian? I have lived here in America for quite a while now, and I wonder how many people here would have the necessary courage to be Christian if it were dangerous to admit their Christianity the way it is in some countries.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hypatia, (Queen Hypatia) I don't know about other countries and how they view Christians, I would hope that I would have the courage to be open about my Belief in God and his son Jesus Christ.

      Thank you so much for stopping by my friend and for your comments, I really appreciate everything you do.

      Blessings to you

      Shyron

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      StricktlyDating 3 years ago from Australia

      G'day Shyron! This is possibly the sweetest and most inspiring Hub I've read, the big HP at the top, what an amazing and brilliant thing to do. I'm so happy to be your HP friend and follower and will share this Hub with all of my followers too. You're an inspiration here because of the way you unite us Hubpages writers! Well done :)

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Beautifully expressed. You are truly talented.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Peg, thank you for the compliment and comment, both are appreciated.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you stricktlydating for the compliment, comment and the sharing with you followers. I really appreciate you.

      Hugs and Blessings

      Shyron

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      Queen Hypatia 3 years ago

      So many important aspects of life. Courage to move forward knowing that the future may hold anything at all, good or bad, is so important lest we remain stagnant and do nothing. Doing nothing is as bad as 'not being' at all. I note you have written on many important aspects of life and your artwork is superb also.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Queen Hypatia, thank you for your comments, I do appreciate you so much. You are so right about being stagnant. It is like the quote I heard so long ago, "He who does no good does evil enough."

      I am so glad to see, I hope all is well with you.

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      Rozalyn Winters 3 years ago

      Thank you for posting this -- beautifully written and inspirational. :-)

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Rozalyn, so happy to meet you, Thank you for reading and commenting. I really appreciate you. P.S. thank you also for following me.

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Shyron,

      This is a profound expression of the many aspects pf courage, which can be found in all shapes and sizes.

      Beautiful work. Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Maria, I spent the day cutting grass and just now getting around to answering my comments. I appreciate you and your patience. You are so special to me.

      Thank you for the compliment, votes up.

      Love, Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      To my new friends, you names will be added to the HP as time permits.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I wrote how I feel about my hub friends at the end of this hub.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Courage keeps us moving forward, even when life makes us take a step back. Courage is believing in ourselves and knowing we have a purpose.

      Beautiful poem, Shyron!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Shauna, thank you for the compliment and comment, I appreciate you.

      Blessings and hugs.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This really is an excellent poem. I don't know how you manage to come up with a new poem so well expressed and full of depth every week. You are truly gifted at poetry and art. The HP at the top is amazing with all of your followers included and I am honored to be at the very start.

      Voting this up and Awesome/beautiful, posting in on FB, and sharing. Hope all remains well tonight at your house. Blessings . . .

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Shyron, it takes Courage to write the way you do. Loved the HP art work. Voted up! Happy Sunday!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comments, up votes, fb post and for sharing.

      You my dear friend are on the top because that is where you are.

      It will be hard to to write the one I am working on (Grace) because I have a headache coming on.

      I hope it stays cool for you.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Al/word55, thank you for the compliment, comment and thumb up.

      You have a happy Sunday also.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I still think this is such a wonderful tribute to your fellow writers here on HP, and I hope everyone has scrutinized the graphic you made yourself with all of our names included in it along with reading your excellent poem. Sharing again.

      Hope you've had a good day. Blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the compliment, comment and sharing, I really appreciate you, more than you know.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      An excellent poem and the graphic is a great tribute to your fellow hubbers. I hope they will take the time to read this poem and search the graphic for their name . . .

      Too hot today! And it's only just getting revved up. To begin raining again tomorrow. I used to love the rain and the thunder and lightening, but now I have a different relationship with it . . .

      Hope all is well there. I'm truly sorry the council voted the way they did. You fought the good fight and I hope you will write about it because there is a lot for people to learn from your experience.

      Shared.

      Blessings and hugs . . .

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      Kiss andTales 2 years ago

      Wonderful and very much heartfelt, I love the poem along with HP picture of names

      Like no other, very unique personally I want to say thank you for your gift.

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      Kiss andTales 2 years ago

      Wonderful and very much heartfelt, I love the poem along with HP picture of names

      Like no other, very unique personally I want to say thank you for your gift.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Your graphic is just amazing! Your poem is also amazing. I also enjoyed the video your included.

      It takes courage to live each day to do our best in whatever we choose to do.

      Voted UP, etc.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      A true inspiration from top to bottom. Your poems are amazing and your graphic so poignant.

      Without courage I don't think we could face the day. Every day holds surprises for us, some not so pleasant. As long as we have courage we can go on.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. An amazing button would have been nice here.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for as always for the wonderful comments and for sharing.

      I am sorry it is so hot for you, we need the rain spread out through the year not all in one month (seems like that is how long it has been raining.

      The builder, is scamming these three people, who grew up at a time when there were a lot more people who could be trusted than there are now. Now there are a lot more people who cannot be trusted. I wrote a poem about the Mayor, who plans to run for Senate.

      I hope you got dry and that all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Kiss and Tales, thank you for the comment, compliment, I really appreciate you and you are welcome.

      Blessings and Hugs.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary (tillsontitan) thank you so very much for the beautiful comment, compliment, up votes and especially for you being my friend.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary615, thank you for your comments. You are right it does take courage to live each day to do our best in whatever we choose to do.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 16 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this inspirational poem again. One needs to have courage just to get out of bed in the morning. Also wanted to bring attention to your drawing again and how amazing it is with the names of so many rubbers included, and I thank you for mine.

      Hope all is well . . . take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments, compliments and for sharing this again. We hope all is well with you, you take care also.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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