Courage

In the face of dark
wretchedness and deep despair
I will live today

9 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That is the perfect definition of courage!

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, I agree, that is at the heart of courage. And when I cllicked on your photo - a wonderful image to accompany your poem. I wonder what/where the statue is?

Sue said...

one day at a time, one moment at a time...the hardest thing to do!

Beth P. said...

there's something about those feet that almost seem at rest...interesting paradox of courage.

Thank you for this thing of loveliness--

Haiku Tuna said...

@deborah - the sculpture is one at the Freedman's Memorial. Please see more information a http://freedmansfoundation.org

The poem was really about one day at a time for anyone feeling that despair but I had recently been visiting the memorial and taken that picture and thought it was fitting.

qualcosa di bello said...

that is courage in all its forms~ humble & extraordinary

tumblewords said...

Excellent!!

Pam said...

So much of courage is wrapped in the steel of determination. Thank you for sharing the image and the poem-- both are very powerful.

gautami tripathy said...

Yes, you will!

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