‘You never climbed a mountain / You never fought a war…’
You never climbed a mountain
You never fought a war
You never ran a marathon
So what was it all for?
Flash-bang features don’t mean everything
Showy signals aren’t for truth
Just for everyone to see
True courage rarely roars
It whispers and it purrs —
It smiles and strokes a loved one’s hand
despite the urge to curse.
It climbs a different mountain,
rolling out of bed each day.
It fights a daily, mundane, battle
and carries on its way.
The marathon it runs
will never win the race,
but true courage is content
to move at its own pace.
Written as part of the ‘Poems from A to Z’ challenge from Iris B. Stehn, more info here:
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