Courage Poems

Courage Poems

Poems about Strength

What is courage? What defines a courageous act? It is said that the brave and cowardly person are both fearful. However, it is the brave one who faces his fear and does what needs to be done. We will be faced with many things that scare us throughout our lives. How can we become the kind of people that face our fear and do it anyway? Human growth takes place when we take small steps. Each time we face our fears we become more of the courageous person that we would like to be.

45 Courage and Bravery Poems

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  1. 1. Still I Rise

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    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may tread me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I'll rise.

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    "Still I Rise" is a verbalized legacy formed from the roots and depth of her heart. Maya Angelou exhilarated how to overcome life barriers as she exhaled a fulfilling visual capacity of a...

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  3. 2. Invictus

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    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

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    Once I was a good student. I have always been an obedient and gentle person. Then I failed in my life for the first time in the year 2002. Something happened and I fell right from the top and...

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  5. 3. Keep Going

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    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

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    I've had this poem on my desk for the past 40 years of my life. In my darkest moments, it's given me light and a way to look beyond the clouds around me. It's a classic motivational...

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  6. 4. See It Through

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    When you’re up against a trouble,
    Meet it squarely, face to face;
    Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
    Plant your feet and take a brace.

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    I was feeling down, discouraged, confused and all sorts of unpleasant ways today. Going through a failed marriage, raising two young boys by myself, but moreover struggling with my own...

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  7. 5. It Couldn't Be Done

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    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
    But he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
    Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.

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    Yes, I too memorized this poem, probably over 70 years ago since I am now 85. I was looking it up today to be sure I was quoting it accurately in an e-mail to my son, bragging about...

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  8. 6. Sympathy

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    I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
    When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
    When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,
    And the river flows like a stream of glass;

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    If Paul Laurence Dunbar were still here on earth, I'd tell him how wonderful those words were in his poem called Sympathy. A bird needs to feel the wind beneath its wings, for the freedom...

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  9. 7. The Monster


    • By Olivia M Likens
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Dear Anxiety,

    When they ask me what I am afraid of,
    I lie.

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    I am a person with worry, fear, doubt, and with grace. I worry for those who will be hurt by me, those who will be disappointed in me, those who will care for me but leave me, and those who I...

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  10. 8. Inner Strength


    • By John P. Read
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2019 with permission of the Author.

    It's only through mistakes we make
    We learn where we went wrong.
    It's only when we're far from home
    We realize where we belong.

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    Hi HOSwrites,
    I believe each day is a step nearer, on the road to fulfillment, and that each mistake is a lesson. They'll be many obstacles to overcome, and we may often ask where God is,...

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  11. 9. Sometimes Life Is Hard


    • By Kristin
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Sometimes we see things that aren't meant to be seen.
    Sometimes things aren't always as they seem.
    Sometimes we need someone to call our own,
    Especially when we're alone.

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    It has been said that life is the most patient teacher. You will be presented with the same experience over and over until you learn the best way to deal with the situation. This is not...

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  12. 10. The Beauty Of A Tree

    • By GabbyMac60
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Can there be anything more lovely
    Than the beauty of a tree?
    Her leaves shimmering in the wind,
    Dancing so gracefully.

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  13. 11. Defeat

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    Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness;
    You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs,
    And sweeter to my heart than all world-glory.

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  14. 12. Your World

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    Your world is as big as you make it.
    I know, for I used to abide
    In the narrowest nest in a corner,
    My wings pressing close to my side.

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  15. 13. Courage

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    Courage isn't a brilliant dash,
    A daring deed in a moment's flash;
    It isn't an instantaneous thing
    Born of despair with a sudden spring

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  16. 14. A Wing And A Prayer

    • By Michelle Butler
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Under the wing of an angel, we feel protected.
    Through prayers to God, we feel connected.

    Peace is said to be offered on the wings of a dove.

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    I'm 13 years old and my family and I have been fighting for my mum who has stomach cancer and she's fighting it for us. When I was little, I remember Mum always being in a hospital and...

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  17. 15. If You Stand For Nothing You Will Fall For Anything

    • By Lydia Preston
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2018 with permission of the Author.

    A time has come
    and it is now.
    Will you take a stand
    or bend your knee and bow?

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  18. 16. Praise With Grace

    • By Rabab N. Hammoud
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016 with permission of the Author.

    When all the doors shut in your face,
    Have faith and continue to praise.

    When you can't bear the thought of yesterday and dread tomorrow,

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  19. 17. Heart Over Matter

    • By Din Kriegsman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016 with permission of the Author.

    When your heart suddenly feels
    light, excited, at ease.
    When you feel like your heart just knows what to do
    and your worries are far from your mind as are you.

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  20. 18. A Different Kind Of Hero

    • By Heather Griffith
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008 with permission of the Author.

    A hero to me is not just a person who died for their country
    or went inside a burning building or stuff like that.
    A hero to me is a single mother who survives every day by herself,
    A teenager against all odds getting through life,

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    I really connected with your poem. It was heart wrenching and it got me thinking about everything in my life and how we live. This is coming from a child born into a single parent home, so...

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  21. 19. My Dear Child

    • By Betty Miller
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2010 with permission of the Author.

    If I could, I would remove all your fears
    If I could, I would remove all your tears
    If I could, I would make life painless
    If I could, I would give you all your courage

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  22. 20. She Is Strong

    • By Mary Ann Parks
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015 with permission of the Author.

    At birth,
    she was strong.

    It was her

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    This is very similar to my younger sister. About 2 years ago she was really sick. I look back on pictures of her before she was diagnosed (T1D) and I can't believe I didn't notice something...

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