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2012-03-05T00:01:32-05:00March 5th, 2012|Musings on life|

Be brave tonight

Courage is not a genetic hand-me-down
or a choice you can rely on
in the moment

it is a muscle

if you do not use it
it will shrink
you will go to be brave one day
and find you are floppy
and unsure

so try on
your convictions

start with your own echo
the words that play in your head
quicksand words
telling you things like
never

stand up to yourself
stare down the doubt

in the pitch-black privacy
of your darkest thought
be gutsy
remember that a shadow
carries no weight

rescue yourself
and you will grow
like a plant to sunlight
bent
towards valor.

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