It Takes Bravery

 

It doesn’t take bravery

To spend lots of money

Lusting after expensive lifestyles


It doesn’t take bravery to

Work hard for a dream

That you inherited from a

Broken culture


It doesn’t take bravery to hate

Someone for abusing you

They were abused

And so was their father


It doesn’t take bravery to

Preach from a street corner

Lies that your father told you were truth

It doesn’t take bravery to judge

It doesn’t take bravery to hate


It takes bravery to love

It takes bravery to question truth

It takes bravery to be patient as you wait long enough to perceive past the veil

It takes bravery to persevere beyond your own limitations

It takes bravery to love through hurt and hate

It takes bravery to keep burning the candle after every one of your friends and family have blown theirs out

It takes bravery to carry the light through the darkness

It takes bravery to believe

It takes bravery to place faith in a brighter day that speaks to you through your dreams

It takes bravery to live