how you harness courage

How you harness courage, bridled not by fear,
embodies what we ought to
when reservation’s near.

How you harness courage, amidst uncertainty,
leaves impotent life’s shackles
that otherwise’d not be.

How you harness courage, the like few dare to wield,
forges fervent wonder
in those inclined to yield.

How you harness courage, ne’er grappling to keep hold,
attracts a band of others
who long to be as bold.

How you harness courage, abreast of life’s design,
restores the faith of others
who once resolved resign.

How you harness courage, heroic talent taught—
or is it merely human—
something that we ought?

How you harness courage, never will it show—
humbles those who fumble,
fumbles those who know.

How you harness courage, albeit somewhat unknown,
bears the likeness of a life
where seeds have best been sown.

How you harness courage, not at all by strife,
evokes the highest standards
at which to live one’s life.

By Stephen Newell

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