Bravery

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:31 -- madymc

I am often tested

And it requires some bravery

But, the definition of bravery is courageous behavior

And it makes me wonder

Put in truly testing situations

How brave could I be

 

I am in 1797

I live on a cotton plantation

My father owns many slaves

It is all so normal

But in my heart do I see the wrong

Would I be brave enough to do something

 

I am in Afgahnistan

I see thousands of women oppressed

I have unalienable rights 

But that idea is alien to these people

Could I inspire these girls for their betterment

Am I brave enough to stand up for them

 

I am in the halls of my school

It is a new day  and I have a new perspective 

I may not be able to change the world

But I can step in on the kid who is bullied about his religion

Or silence the gossips who spread slander

Because bravery would be proud of my small attempts

 

I am looking in to my future

And I hope I see someone worth striving towards

The definition of bravery is courageous behavior

And courage is doing something that frightens you

So I choose to do more somethings

 
This poem is about: 
Me
Our world

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