a spectator peering in.
Distant, safe, hidden and tame,
Yet inside an untapped flame.
An option lands before me.
Timid, I look down.
Sensing my heartbeat racing,
the question floats here now.
To remain still, the pull is strong,
tempted to stay warm here in my hole.
Yet, Courage, you nudge me, winking,
whispering desires within my soul.
Two steps forward, I am moving,
fear, uncertainty by my side.
Shaky legs and sweaty fingers,
nervous, in the scope of others’ sight.
Discovering purpose, I reach closer,
making room they let me in.
Blood pumping, I feel bolder.
Richly alive, I am seen.
Retreating – once an option,
now seems further from my mind.
Curiosity and excitement leading,
pushing me past the shy divide.
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2 thoughts on “Courage: A Poem”
Great poem. Pretty pictures too!
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So well written