C — Courage

Cee Arr
2 min readFeb 9, 2022


‘You never climbed a mountain / You never fought a war…’

‘courage does not always roar’ spelled out in scrabble tiles
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash …I found this pic after I’d written the poem, and it’s funny how well it fit! Lol.

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

Barely anything

to me

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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Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. She/Her. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr