Courage is Never a Roar

Courage is Never a Roar

Courage is always unspoken,
though gallant the sounds that would soar.
For bravery travels in silence.
Its melody never a roar.

If Courage would cause a commotion,
announcing the battles it’s won,
the badge would no longer be valid.
Its claim to the title, undone.

A climber at top of the mountain
does not thirst for any applause.
Alone, celebrates this endeavor
for stardom was never his cause.

The bravest proceed on their journey,
accomplishing missions with pride.
Humility utters not whisper
of valor that fosters inside.

While many will boast of their grandeur
and claim many feats as their own.
They speak to the crowds about Courage,
the one thing they never have known.

A hero embraces this honor
yet never hangs medal on door.
Just walks hand in hand with the knowledge
that Courage is never a roar.

About this poem

Beware of those that boast of power, strength and courage.

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Written on 2010

Submitted by Giselavigil on December 27, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 859
Words 169
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Gisela Vigil

Thank you for welcoming me to this community. I was born in Cuba but emigrated with my family to the US when I was three. I am mother to three young adults now, and also a grandmother. I’ve been writing for years, some I share, others I still keep in my personal file. I often write of struggles for we all face them as we journey through life. But still, I feel peace knowing I try my best. Feel blessed to have been given the gift of writing which I strive to improve cause there’s always room for growth. more…

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  • tiggerchristy
    I really enjoyed reading this poem. It really made me think of the courageous people in my life.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Giselavigil
      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it.
      LikeReply2 months ago
  • Vixility
    Congratulations on the win. This piece certainly drives a valid point.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • JhainDoh
    Very nice Congrats
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • lovingempath
    Your poem has perfect flow Gisela and carries a strong message of truth and wisdom. Congratulations and thank you for this!
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Giselavigil
      Truly appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.
      LikeReply 13 months ago
  • npirandy
    I love this poem! It has great rhythm and rhyme, but more so is TRUE. Valor speaks for itself. Very well done
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • Symmetry60
    Great job, Gisela. Congratulations on your winnings. :-)
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Giselavigil
      Thank you! Appreciate your support.
      LikeReply3 months ago
  • susan.brumel
    Congratulations! Important message and beautifully written.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • ABP57
    From the start, the title strikes me as a succinct yet powerful idiom for the ages. The rhyme and meter is exquisite; as it strides along gallantly with precision and determinism, conveying it's wisdom within the it's journey of the soul's highest aspiration; courage. This poem holds high a chalice that reflects light that never fades. Masterfully done! 
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Giselavigil
      Thank you! Your words go deep and are humbling.
      LikeReply3 months ago
  • npirandy
    Bravery is never a quest for recognition. It is merely an act that requires the perpetrator to perform without hesitation or personal well-being.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Giselavigil
      Thank you for your thoughts and support!
      LikeReply3 months ago
  • Caliconine
    I love this poem. So very true. Only the humble soul has this knowledge.
    Thank you for writing and sharing this. Good Luck.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Giselavigil
      You’re welcome. Thank you so much!
      LikeReply3 months ago


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