courageis not justthe roarof the lion

courage is not just the roar of a lion

but sometimes a kitten who’s found his meow

courage is often the strength of a person with pain who has learned

that forever starts now

courage is knowing that waking means facing a day

where it hurts just to breathe in the air

and everything aches from the tip of your toes

to your legs and your arms and the ends of your hair

but still you get up (or not, it’s okay if you have to

stay in the bed, no one will mind) because courage is knowing that

that’s what you do and you face the day head on, and see what you find

you take nothing for granted and are silently grateful for every

blessing that passes your way

because courage is not just the roar of a lion

but the strength of a pain warrior who faces each day


there is always hope

About LadyPamelaRosehttps://pamelajessen.comWelcome! This blog is my life with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and living with Invisible Illness, including Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, D.I.S.H., Hip Replacement, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Myofascial Pain, Diabetes Type 2 (on Insulin), Gastroparesis, Hypothyroidism and Bipolar Disorder. Despite this, I am also a volunteer with Patient Voices Network - an organization in British Columbia that allows everyday people to have a voice in how healthcare is delivered in our province. I also volunteer with Island Health in a similar role. I want people to know they can have a say in BC's Health Care and that voice can be in any number of different ways. It's important for our voices to be heard and I love to talk about how that works!

7 thoughts on “Courage

  1. Hello Pamela I found you through the Senior Salon link up. What a beautiful poem and so true. There is courage in us all and sometimes we need to call on that courage even for small things. Take care and it is lovely to connect with you. Have a beautiful day.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond


  2. Pingback: SENIOR SALON ROUNDUP: AUGUST 20-24, 2018 ~ Esme Salon

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