Shawn L. Bird

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poem-bravery July 26, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:55 pm
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The bravest thing you ever did

was open the door of your dark room

and invite in the light.

The bravest thing you ever did

was to believe someone could

hold you in the night.

The bravest thing you ever did

was embrace the possibility

that something might

The bravest thing you ever did

was to look through your window

and claim the sight

The bravest thing you ever did

was to climb through the window

into the light.

 

32 Responses to “poem-bravery”

  1. Miranda Groh Says:

    Reblogged this on Uncensored Diva.

  2. words4jp Says:

    Very inspirational.

  3. Mike Says:

    Be it metaphor or agoraphobia this is an affirming poem that many will be strengthened by.

    PS it also takes bravery to blog a poem.

  4. Gave me the good shivers…

  5. PS Your hair is Gorgeous.

  6. What a beautiful and encouraging poem! Cheryl-Lynn

  7. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SHE HAS IT!!!!

  8. Bee Says:

    Oh that is so great. Wonderful poem

  9. TR August Says:

    Amazing! That’s really great stuff!

  10. toad (chris jensen) Says:

    Love the poem, I find it brings to memory, which involve bravery. A tough subject throughout my life…

  11. lawsonsotherdog Says:

    i like this one very much, i like what you said in reply ” a lot of people lead lives of quiet bravery”, how true

  12. chris Says:

    Great “Mental Health” poem: celebrating, or rather affirming, someone reclaiming their power. I love it!

  13. Melody J Haislip Says:

    I really like this very much, especially the way you ended it.


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