Courage

Where do I get the courage?
Where do I get the courage to go on living again?
To come out of my shell?
To pray again?
To smile?
Where do I get the courage to sing again?
Or laugh?
Where do I get the courage to go out again?
To relax again?
To breathe?
Where do I get the courage to love again?
To be free again?
To cook again?
Or look at the blue sky again?
Where do I get the courage to write again?
To wipe out the bad memories?
And put the past behind?
Where do I get the courage to make new friends?
Or watch flowers grow in the garden?
Where do I get the courage to write a letter to you?
To save money again?
Or read books?
I find it
Day by day.

by Aldo Kraas

Comments (10)

I can relate to this very well, nice work
Well done. Your poem has brought great comfort. Amazing work.
Well done, great piece of art. thanks for sharing
excellent and true - well told
............loved reading this write....courage is a wonderful theme for a poem...and this is definitely one of your best writes....adding to my poem collection...
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