Courage

Courage

A Chapter by Ana Papaya

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Just because the water's cold

           it doesn't mean I won't jump in

I like to dance around my courage    

       just a little


Dip my toes in

feel the soothing water

                           numbing the old pain

until I feel brave enough

               (having weighed the risks)


Only then         

                  will I take the plunge.


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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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Oh Ana, you took me back to primary school. Tuesday morning swimming in the open air pool and the water was freezing. Dipping my toes in and knowing that the solution would be to jump on on and take a mighty cold shock. That took courage I can tell you.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Lol! That's the worst, right? The initial shock.
Well done, young Chris. :)



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enjoyed reading your poem Ana, you often say a lot in few words... a talent I lack... lol...

but I must ask, do you think that we weigh the risks all the time when it comes to courage??? could it be that courage is when we act no matter what the risk??? all of our actions have consequences but there are times when we act it is because we see the need and jump in to help, even if it means our life... anyway something I thought as I read your wonderful poem Ana

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

For sure, heroic acts of bravery are a different breed altogether. I would act on instinct if my k.. read more
Oh Ana, you took me back to primary school. Tuesday morning swimming in the open air pool and the water was freezing. Dipping my toes in and knowing that the solution would be to jump on on and take a mighty cold shock. That took courage I can tell you.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Lol! That's the worst, right? The initial shock.
Well done, young Chris. :)
So well put Ana... Courage can win you the day, taking chances in life is what makes life meaningful and without true and strong courage it is not possible... Very well done dear frnd...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thank you Dhiman. :)
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You capture in my opinion courage perfectly with the line (having weight the risks). We might not say it but we always calculate the risk before we plunge in. Might it be courting another, friendship, goals, losing weight which all take courage but the benefits have to outweigh the risks. Thaks for your sharing your beautiful and thought provoking writing. Laters, N.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thank you N, I'm so glad you understand that whole risk assessment thing. :)
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4 Years Ago

Your welcome and thank you so much for sharing. N

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