Courage Can Take Many Forms


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This was my entry for the Child Lures Prevention contest. I actually wrote more than one piece, but for various reasons have only submitted this one. In the future, I may post the others. Time will tell...

Courage Can Take Many Forms

Heroes can be found every day.

Education is their shield,

and the solid sword of justice

has been forged by those

willing to face depravity,

and call it to account.


These advocates have the unenviable task

of facing suffering every day

and finding new ways

to exploit evil’s modus operandi.

This calling requires a certain nobility of spirit,

it’s main intent being to

preserve every child’s right to innocence.

Their innocence supplies us

with the priceless gift of hope.


And to allow evil to hide among us

for fear of whispering its name,

is to further the cause of the enemy.

We must lock arms

and shout from the hilltops,

our voices joined as one,

that we will not allow

our precious children to be victims,

that we stand for them,

and we are many and strong.

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Marsink commented on Courage Can Take Many Forms


We are all called to fulfill this task, but few answer with ample conviction. I have fallen short many times--there is no giving up or giving crediblity to those who lie in wait for the blood of the innocent--Great Write!!! Applause building!!

WordSlinger commented on Courage Can Take Many Forms


From the hilltops with you, great write, looking forward to more, ty WS

kdarcy commented on Courage Can Take Many Forms


An excellent write, I love the standing up at all costs, be well k

Chaos128 commented on Courage Can Take Many Forms


"Courage Can Take Many Forms" transcends poetry. It's a defining narrative of what's required to genuinely improve the quality of life, which, in a perfect world, is everyone's first concern. 10X10!

MindNumbing commented on Courage Can Take Many Forms


This is wonderful, Simone... beautifully written and your voice is strong :) Good luck to you in the contest, I love this one!

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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Recipe For Making a Wish 6
Who's Calling, Please? 3
Neck Tied 5
A Good Man, Regardless 3
Courage Can Take Many Forms 7
Forgetting You 9
Beste Freundin (Best Friend) 4
Planted 11
Scared Silly 13
Brown’s Junction 4
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Near-Love Experience 5
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My New Path 5
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Winter Bides Her Time 47
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (poem 4, Balladeer’s quatern) 6
Just a Dream 8
Neglect 8
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Inspiration (Haiku) 4
Seasonal Shift 5
Listen Closely 10
Burning Desire 8
Misbehaving 14
1,000 Words 10
Jack and Jill 6
Triumph 2
Childhood to Adulthood 3
New Kind of Love 4
Future 4
Unhealthy Love 3
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Never Again 3
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Nature's Office 6
My Very Own Disease 10
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Decisions, Decisions 2
Local Dive 2
Dare to Control Me 2
Surrender 2
My Strength 2
Rediscovered Love at a Diner 2
My Addiction 3
Emotional State 1
Divulging Secrets 1
Unwed Mother 2
Marvelous Sensations 2
Woman Child 1
Grace LeeAnn 1
Left Field 2
Fountain of Experience 1
The Illusion of Control 2
Love/Hate Relationship 3
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad 'D'? 1
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