In the shadow of everything grand, sits courage.
It lies in quiet moments of surrender,
in calmness beneath the surface of the ocean.
and in speech,
and in isolation.
It invites, but does not require company
and is seldom a medal of honor.
In truth it’s
behind the face of a mother
in every black sheep,
in failure and in success,
not just the soldier, but the stay-at-homer, the 9-5er, the EVERY DAY man.
It is the quiet victories
not just the well documented ones.
It’s as much a part of the fighter
as in the peacemaker.
It is a test,
a lesson learned, and
the road to true happiness.
It is a choice
and yet it is present
It is an open hand,
and a vulnerable heart.
True courage is something to marvel at from afar,
but resides in the potential of every man.