Posts Tagged ‘courage’

the lion’s prayer

April 8, 2019

fear, my friend, come stand by me,
share what dangers here may be;
stir me till my heart’s unsure
how much more it dare endure;

let me question, if i might,
if i will survive this fight;
if the odds are not so great,
if defeat’s as sure as fate;

hold me till i start to shake,
till my soul’s about to break,
till my weakness is revealed
in that common thought to yield;

take me to this very brink,
leave me barely time to think,
such that wisdom, strength, and skill,
are but implements of will…

then shall mine, if just the cause,
in that momentary pause,
from your grip, be dispossessed,
rising to my very best.

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be not fearless

July 26, 2015

love and faith may stir the heart
may comfort souls now lost
but each need strength and passion
to bear their unknown cost

in this, amidst life’s lessons learned
hold this as near and dear
courage serves both blood and breath
but withers absent fear