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.

Bravery Poems

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  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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    The courage is evident. Our world needs social justice to reign above everything else. No one has the right to say he or she is better than anyone else. We are all on this earth with an...

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  3. Sometimes Life Is Hard

    • By Kristin
    • Published: February 2008

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    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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  4. Life's Own Battle

    • By Emma Jackson
    • Published: December 2011
    Short Poem About Courage

    Didn't want a battle,
    Yet you declared war,
    Each knock you gave me made me stronger than before.
    I will not give up,

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    That’s so true if you stop and consider how our lives unfold or grow. It is a constant battle to fight the wars in order to keep a balanced, steady life. That's why we have God, so we can...

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  6. 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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    I was hurt very badly many years ago and wound up in a wheelchair for years after being told I'd never walk again. At first I was very depressed about it and wound up addicted to pain meds....

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  7. A Wing And A Prayer

    • By Michelle Butler
    • Published: July 2013
    Inspirational Poetry For Cancer Patients

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    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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  8. See It Through

    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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    Edgar Guest's poem caused me to reflect back to a situation where this poem would be best suited. In 2015, one of my daughter's best friend, a truly lovely girl, committed suicide at the age...

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  10. Why Try?

    • By Deanna Ziebarth
    • Published: January 2010

    Imagine a time...
    when everything was absolutely right.

    When you looked forward to

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    Never give up! When I wrote this poem, I thought life was over. Sure, life still sucks sometimes, but all in all it's a blessing.

  11. A Different Kind Of Hero

    • By Heather Griffith
    • Published: December 2008

    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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  12. Time To Stop Struggling

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    Life is unfair; sometimes the misery we can't bear.
    This was a feeling I could never share.
    I am strong, strong enough to move on from this pain.
    I won't feel the shame; my life is not a game.

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    I can also relate to your story when I was 28 years old I suffered from 2 ruptured brain aneurysms. I learned later than it was a miracle of God that I had survived because 99 percent of...

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  13. It Couldn't Be Done

    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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    I memorized this poem more than 30 years ago and though I'm now 72, I still find myself quoting it often. In fact, I quote it almost every time I find myself engaged in an extremely difficult...

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