Courage Oh Clown!

Courage Oh Clown!

Everyday Courage


Not the Stuff of Legend,

Headlines or Hollywood Heroes.

Just the same old everyday struggle

against the Odds

that you find

in every Home and Garden,

on every street and avenue.


There we battle Depression,

Drought, Doubt and Debt.

There we deal with Death

Despair and Desire.

There we continue on,

despite the doom that looms

too soon above us all.


Look! Yes, look.

You see it everyday if you look;

A simple quiet bravery

in the face of all the little tragedies

that litter our lives;

This one loses a limb..

Another, a lover.


Everyday Courage.

It doesn’t make a good movie.

It’s not dramatic enough

for Television either.

But that doesn’t matter

and I don’t care.

It’s good enough for this poem.


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The Reverend Hellfire is a practising Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

“Have at you, 2015!”


~ by reverendhellfire on January 4, 2015.

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