“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, May 3, 2013

Am I Really Brave?

Seeking bravery
when fear is overwhelming,
is that being real?

I feel like a wimp
if I focus on my fears
but they do exist.

Am I then a fraud
to talk braver than I feel
because I have to?


Mary Gerdt said...

This one synchronous with my feelings today. Have a great weekend! mary

Gail said...

HI JUDY - I have heard that when what one feels, says and does are congruent it is when we are the most happy, peaceful and balanced. Well, I beg to differ because I can't remember when such was true for me and yet, somehow I have my moments of happy, and peace, and balance just not long with standing. I think we all "act-as-if" more than most are willing to admit.
Hope your weekend has some happy, peace and balance.
Love Gail

Karen said...

I think seeking bravery, rather than trying to appear brave, is being real.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Mary!!! I hope you check in to these messages because it is the only way I know to contact you now. I am unable to leave messages on your blog because, when I try to, it wants to force me into committing to a single name, valid for all Google applications. Since I use Google for many different things and variously use my personal name, my professional name, and sometimes anonymous, I don’t want to be force fit into a single name. I also don’t know what other ramifications there are from doing the sign up which now seems to be required to leave a message on your blog. So many times I have wanted to say something, and I can’t. If you read this, please leave me a response at email: peacebewithyoublog@gmail.com.

Gail, any time one tries to reduce human behavior to a limited construct, one fails to capture the breadth of human life.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Karen, I like that distinction: seeking versus trying to appear.