Two syllables

A million definitions

What is it?

From Beowulf to Mulan

Stories of courage and moments of braveness are told

Empowering generations

Is courage fiction?

Is it fact?

Is it instinct?


Courage is the fire I feel when told no

Courage tells me to get back in the game

When I thought I lost

Courage is God whispering in my ear

Telling me he put me here to win

Courage is my family’s smiles at my graduation

It is what I feel when I wake up

When depression is holding on to me as tight as it can

Courage is cutting those chains

Courage is being free

Courage is being me