Courage is a leopard her cubs in danger

rushing forward without hesitation to face the foe.

It is looking your greatest fear in the eye

leaning forward,  stepping across that

line you dare not cross,   lungs bursting

thoughts racing,  adrenaline heart pounding,

defending the defenseless in the arena of dread.

Facing the enemy, confronting the bully,

challenging the antagonist until the battle is won.

 

 

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Celtic Woman by Mali

 

135 thoughts on “Until the Battle is Done

  1. Amazing. Such a beautiful and powerful description of courage. I read this somewhere – “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.” Your poem reminded me of it. Lovely💕❤

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  2. This a a perfect storm poem. It is where we are today.
    Your choice words fill me with awe and respect…. and a bit of courage, but I feel you are braver than I.
    You are my PBH, and you are courageous. xoxoxo

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    1. You are so dear to me Resa, your words are always inspiring and encouraging. It takes courage to walk down those alley’s and bring us the beauty of the walls and those who dare to go there.to send a message. Take care and be safe…PBH xoxoxo

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          1. Thank you, dear Holly!
            I fell exhaustedly to sleep. I do get a bit drained after making a large post like that. I’m so glad to see you there, and I love all the chit chat with you and Shey!
            It’s a wonderful girlfriends kinda thing! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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          2. The Ever Ready bunny has to sleep sometime! You did a fabulous job with your post on Shey. Of course chatting is half the fun. I think a couple of days off are in order, We have a gig coming up. Take the whole weekend . Love, Dr. Holly. ❤️

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  3. Yes, yes, and yes!
    And now I was reminded of when I was gardening and I heard the faintest “ploop” sound. I almost didn’t look up. But I did and saw my three-year-old had fallen into the pool. Made nary a splash. I ran, doing three bounds and dove from the three-foot end over to the deep. While this was not an enemy per se, it was definitely all those feelings you described. Scared the sh*t out of me.

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    1. Thank you Dale, I can relate to that terrible experience. When my son was four he and I were at the beach when a strong wave washed us under. I caught sight of him being carried out in the current , grabbed his little foot and with more strength than I ever imagined won the fight against the sea. a maternal instinct gives us strength we never knew existed. ❤️

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          1. This same kid we “lost” twice. Once at a zoo: “Oh look, Mommy, I went to the bathroom myself!” I almost through him to the lions that were right next door; and another at a beach – super crowded. We told him to watch for the umbrella and he walked back towards the wrong one. My husband went walking from one end to the other (gone 45 minutes pre-cell phone days)… Actually, now that I think of it, the eldest is a thrill-seeker but it’s the youngest who has given me more moments of sheer terror.

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  4. The battles have only just begun… I am continually ‘Sending’ Holly… And hope Light reaches those shadow parts…
    Beautiful poem and I also enjoyed your latest post, I learnt something new…. Many thanks for sharing… Love and well wishes ❤

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    1. Dear Sue, your messages are inspiring and much needed. The premature opening up here and the protest have set us back. With no leadership or ill intentions find us floundering. Keep sending your encouragement. Love and all the best dear Sue. ❤️

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      1. I meditate daily and send dear Holly…. Here too the media have also ignited sparks and statues are being taken down… If we all do not wake up to what is afoot here… Complete chaos will rule…. Which will play straight into the game plan… I have a post pending, I need to tweak… Its not my usual post..
        I am trying to keep it light with ‘Hidden’ depth… But I can no long serve the Light if I do not speak my heart and my truth as I see it to be…. There are multiple layers to ALL of this right now… though some will think me woo-woo… I do not care…. I have studied deeply for over thirty plus years and my thoughts of should I share, were confirmed yesterday by a series of synchronicities …. People have no idea what lengths the DS is going to go to, or have already… And while I will post in my usual style of communicating… I hope others become investigators and not just take everything they read and hear at face value… We owe it to ourselves and the next generation… Because believe me Holly… Things are going to get more ugly..

        Sending HUGE hugs and I no means wish to sound so negative…. there is a simple solution in all of hearts… But it seems we would sooner label and divide than unify and come together… ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. “defending the defenseless in the arena of dread.” Beautiful Rene! I think I would have this as my mantra in the morning when I first awaken and begin my mental and physical preparation for the day. I believe no better description can be found to create the image of bravery and courage that lives in all of us. I especially am drawn to the image of the young Celtic defender. The look of calm but determined regard for what lies ahead. The look of a warrioress before she steps into the Arena of Dread, her life translated in the chaos of battle that ensues.

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    1. Thank you Brian. It’s a much needed characteristic esp now . I was watching a documentary on D-Day and I can’t imagine the courage it took for those young men to go forward onto the beach. We ask so much of these young soldiers fighting old men’s wars. Wishing you a wonderful weekend mon amie.

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      1. I hope the documentary was not Netflix’s D-Day? I started watching the series a while back. A bit superficial and a few inaccuracies… But yes, the courage of those young men.
        I read somewhere that Ike’s number crunchers had calculated 30-35,000 deaths on the first day…
        Bon week-end to you too. 💕

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          1. Same sense of isolation here. Just went out for a walk. Streets half empty. Only 30% of the usual cars stationed. 40% of the people don’t wear a mask!!! (Must be republicans)
            Now about father’s Day, if you guys get a new Prez in November that’ll make my day every day. 😉🙏🏻💕

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          2. We must vote Trump OUT in november. I recently heard his new strategy (seeing as how he is behind in the polls) is to create a conspiracy claim or voting inaccuracy. There’s no end to what he will do. 😉🙏🏻💕

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          3. Absolutely. He’s getting so desperate he’s inviting the Mexican Prez (Who is supposedly far left) to boast achievements… Jesus! Meanwhile the cases and deaths in the US are piling, the economy (worldwide) is down the drain. Bolsonaro in Brazil is out of control… Crazy.
            Stay safe dear. 🙏🏻💕

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