May 2, 2011
By LexyK2015 SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
LexyK2015 SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"I will not be a goody bag at your pity party" ~ Rachel Cohn
“On, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.” ~ Gabrielle Zevin

The extra step that makes a mile
The extra turn in a dancer’s routine
Taking the chance on an overhand serve
Not being upset when you fail.

Taking a chance
Knowing the consequences
Believing in yourself
Getting back up when you fall.

Standing up to a bully
Who may be bigger
But trying anyway.

The offender’s kryptonite
The one thing that can bring about a change
He will lose
If only enough can show

Going against society
Disregarding traditional belief
All in the name of what is right and what is wrong.

A child with cancer
Who gets up every morning,
Knowing it will be no different than before,
But who gets up anyway.

A soldier
Deployed for months
In honor of his country.
His colleagues die around him
And he knows he may come to the same fate,
Yet he continues on his mission
Hoping to make his family proud.

The shy man’s savior
The brave soul’s claim to fame
The fuel to the fire
That is life.

The author's comments:
I wrote this after teaching a lesson to my literature class about courage in relation to the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. I wrote this thinking about my definition of courage, both big and small.

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