Courage

COURAGE

Courage is not the absence of fear,
But the presence of determination.
Courage is shrinking from taking risks,
But forging ahead in spite of the uncertainty.
Courage is trembling like a frightened lamb,
Yet fighting the danger with a lion’s heart.
Courage is foreboding the battle of life,
But facing it with a knight’s valor.
Courage is suffering from deep hurts,
Yet having the guts to face them and go on.
Courage is not the absence of fear,
But the presence of faith and hope.

© Trudy Den Hoed – published in the 2011 Penned From the Heart.
What does courage mean to you?
In what life circumstance have you needed special courage to move on?

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