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Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one - Lauren Raffo

>> 20 November 2008


It takes courage
to be yourself
to be different

in the face of
Intolerance
and despite
Prejudice

I takes courage
to drop your defenses
to take off your mask

held back by
Fright
or led by
Compliance

It takes courage
to open up
to let someone in

afraid to get
Hurt
or retained by
Pride

Be brave
a little
every day
Have the courage to
Be you!


(c) Mindful Mimi - November 2008
Thanks to  for prompting this poem on the theme of COURAGE.

5 comments:

barbs.haiku 21 November 2008 at 00:43  

So true! It takes a great deal of courage to be one's true self! Well done.

SandyCarlson 21 November 2008 at 03:12  

It does take courage to stand up and alone!

Quiet Paths 21 November 2008 at 22:07  

I love the idea of being brave a little each day. It's a wonderful proverb.

MyBellavia 22 November 2008 at 03:51  

Such an enriching read! Courage is grown 'a little every day'. I have lived this.

Deborah Godin 22 November 2008 at 22:04  

I'm really late getting back to OSI this week - but I'm glad I got to read your poem ful of wisdom!

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