Courage

At Acrostic Only, this week's prompt is COURAGE. These are my poems for it:


Conquer fear, I do
Overcoming pain of
Untoward dangers.
Raging to slay
Anyone in the way. 
Gentle spares life. From him
Emerges benefit.


Cowardice, I know not.
Of Fear, I care not.
Unrelenting is my thirst of
Reaching and dispensing the worst.
Ageless is my valour
Gentle spares life. From him
Emerges benefit.


I know I have kept the last 2 lines the same but then I liked them a lot... It is borrowed from a line in  Tao Te Ching which says "One of courage, with audacity, will kill. One of courage, but gentle, spares life. From these two kinds of courage arise harm and benefit."  I really liked this explanation that courage is derived from love . It explains so much. Even courage at the wrong time can be harmful. Only that which benefits others is what is needed. 

7 comments:

  the pink orchid

15 March 2009 at 14:40

i feel brave! :D

  Maverick

15 March 2009 at 18:10

Nice Acrostics! I feel u r excelling at dem des days! anyways likd da second one betr! And completely agree with the explanation!
was a joy to read! :)

  !nversed Poignancy!

15 March 2009 at 20:02

Lovely..
Loved both of em..Just about the perfect knit!
Great going!

  Maggie

16 March 2009 at 01:57

Having courage and using it is two different things.

  Amias

16 March 2009 at 05:11

My my, I can see you put some efforts in this one and it shows.

You are getting better, so keep up the good work. I love you explanations too!

  Nave

16 March 2009 at 15:00

majestic !! flows with so much ease

  Tan

18 March 2009 at 02:44

Could have done more for you
Only if I could be strong
Unmoved by the changes around me
Raising to the cause, of loving you
And giving away all I had.
Gallant, I am not, that you adore
Ever wanting for some courage more!


Thanks for the inspiration ... always!!