The workings of courage are strange indeed
When one is practicing the virtue of courage
One does not feel the courage.
In fact the person most holds in the awareness
realties that seem juxtaposed
to the sensations they most long for
in the crucial moment of
stepping forward in courage.
These are the reasons that most stop the adventure
and turn back for safer ground.
If one waits for the inner experience of courage
one will never leap forward.
The sensation arrives only
after the bridge is crossed.
Seems like trickery to those
Who dare to cross.
Seems foolish to those who linger
Fear and Faith are the double edged
Sword one must
grapple with in their being.
It does cut deeply at times
I would think to remind
that there are no guarantees
The heart as a guide is the surest way
for if the knife draws blood
there remains a feeling of being
Courage as a virtue is then worn as a badge of honour.