Courage by Edger A. Guest
Courage by Edger A. Guest This is courage: to remain Brave and patient under pain; Cool and Calm and firm to stay In the presence of dismay; Not to flinch when foes attack, Even though you're beaten back; Still to cling to what is right, When the wrong possesses might. This is courage: to be true To the best men see in you; To remember, tempest-tossed, Not to whimper, "All is lost!" But to battle to the end While you still have strength to spend; not to cry all hope is gone While you have life to carry on. This is courage: to endure Hurt and loss you can not cure; Patiently and undismayed, Facing life still unafraid; Glad to live and glad to take Bravely for your children's sake, Burdens they would have to bear if you fled and ceased to care.
Acquainted with the night - Robert Frost