I see courage

I see courage

I see courage

by Jo Carter
27th March 2020

I see courage in the woman who with pregnant aches,
continues to make breakfast for her child.
The toddler who tries a new food today, moving in circles in a smaller world.
I see courage in the men and women who,
with every ounce of self restraint, carry on at home.
In an army of keyworkers; hands and feet working overtime.
I see courage from heroes and olympians, in politicians and leaders.
In the old man, sat by the netted window, as birds fly free.

But courage isn’t a person, it’s a force.
It’s unreasonable. It’s creative. It brags.

It’s in every tear wiped,
And in every encouragement given
It’s choosing to rejoice in the good
And remembering miracles happen.
And sometimes, courage is taking another breath, and carrying on.

It moves, one step further, onwards.
Because courage is relentless and unstoppable.

With every hopeful thought that pierces through,
And every prophecy remembered,
For every door closed, rainbow in the window and smile looking out.
You are seen.
I see courage
And it wins, every time.