POETRY & COURAGE
JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group
October 26, 2023
Breathe in to find the courage,
Breathing out to cleanse my soul,
No matter what else happens,
Alive is this body’s goal.
It flows in through the left side
And back out through the right one.
This blood flows through my body
It’s warm, my internal sun.
The neurons fire, this I know,
For thoughts they come and of course
They go. This brain is mine and
I’m grateful for its vast force.
With this body I exist
But there’s more to me than mere
Functions. I live, I breathe, my
Blood, it flows. I know I’m here.
I’m here to use my heart and
Soul. I’m here to use my mind.
I’m here to bring light and peace
To those who are left behind.
I stand with many young and
Old. I stand firmly on this
Earth. I will change what I can.
And I know I will not miss.
Strength is inside this body
Of mine. Courage will drive me
Forw’d. Fear will be pushed aside.
Truth will always remain free.