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Defining Courage

How does one define
the courage they have within?
is it as simple as love?
Family who truly believe in you
who surround your darkest day?

Or the love, you chose for yourself?
an understanding husband, or wife who tells you
everything will be alright

A friend well chosen, who makes you laugh regardless

A son, who gives you the prospective
to what’s worse,
a bully at school or a Surgeon
who will fix you all at once?

A positive attitude
a simple thought of hope
takes you to your deepest courage
enlightening pains and fears inside
opening up to moments when all is over
and you can happily heal.

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you encapsulated all that's noble of the mind in your very nice poem; Above all, I rank the love for one's spouse as the highest virtue, followed by faithfulness to good friends--to a lesser degree, love for extended family that I despise for good reasons. It takes a lot of courage for me to embrace jealous, small-minded people, related or not.
I found your write interesting; I hope that as your poetry friend I can continue to make you laugh. A thoughtful poem, dear Teddy. Your poetry friend, Jerry

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You always make me laugh, Hey this is deep i know, they are my thoughts of today, i agree about jealousy in extended family members and i am so grateful you have shared with me.

Thank you...Teddy

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Dear Teddy, all is true in your poem. Courage is needed to live in this cruel world full of evil people. The theme makes one think a lot, I also have relatives, close ones, who try to control me and are perhaps jealous in some ways. Your spacing, title and all else is wonderful. I've pasted one strophe below, because I think you could tighten up your verses a little. Take or toss, as usual.
All the best in Tuscany, take care, Gracy

A positive attitude
a simple thought of hope
takes you to your deepest courage
enlightening pains and fears inside
opening up to moments when all is over
and you can happily heal.

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"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

How very kind, i like it very much and have edited, Thank you i am humbled.

Thank you...Teddy

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I enjoyed this.. though my reality isn't as described here ... I enjoyed the image it manifest..

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i get it, I wrote this because i myself need to get some corouge, but yes it's correct to say that not all have the support network they need and i myself have very few people, but they are amazing so it's ok. Thank you for your honesty and kind spirit.

Thank you...Teddy

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courage yes when it come to that I am the cowardly lion and I just revealed a truth . I do have the support of family and friends but I question is it obligatory or a hope In the end courage come from within nice job on writing you provoked a lot of questions from within

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You have just described me, I'm the cowardly lion too. I'm so glad I'm not alone! Thank you for this beautiful review.

Thank you...Teddy

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