I wonder if I can ~ Angela Keegan
I wonder can I do courageous every day For a month to start habit to encourage 'Brave' to stay? So every day, if I try, to sit with being scared To see if, feel it, hold it, am I now prepared? To hold my head, heart and gut when fear begins to crowd With its voice inside me growing critical and loud And feel a tremor rise from my calves to my chest And have my words get shaky, am I far from at my best?
I do not like the sound of that, but that's why it's called 'being Brave' To hold my own discomfort rather than being a slave To the whims of other people with whom I disagree I stand in place and find my root, rather than up and flee
Courage says 'You're ready, trust your steely core It has been strengthened over time and can handle what feels sore The soreness will be there, but it will not feel as raw When things go wrong and you fail again, you'll take it on the jaw
So I'll take this opportunity, I'll give 'Brave' space to land To explore how it sits, let it have the upper hand It may be a revelation to feel it sit and breathe I give a sign, I think 'I'll try to see where Brave will lead.
© Angela Keegan