flower by Jesso

What Courage Earns


It is a shame

To not face this fear

Thick like fog in the air

Hanging so low

Grey clouds around heads

Things seem to be dread

There are no words

Only apprehension

Amidst such situations

Minds filled with

Foreboding thoughts

Where darkness starts

They must be fought

And forced into reality

By effort with ferocity

Then bravely go

Ahead to hold firm

To what courage earns

Reluctant but knowing

The sum that’s totaled

With old habits broken

So that whatever

Comes to cause fright

Will meet a ready fight


Ria 2016