“Fear makes for good servants

and bravery is fraudulent”

~ Jim Harrison

from Vows

Your life is your life

Your death is yours alone

What will you sing of your fear and bravery

when you face the great beyond?

Will you delight in those triumphs

when your heart travelled by itself….all alone

When it forgot its rhythm in the face of terror

but still managed to drum on

(albeit a little too loudly)?

Or will you delight in the sure-footedness

that made all your dreams come true?

I prefer to believe that hubris achieves nought

and that

the victories we delight in

have been created by those tentative steps

we dared to take

©Vivian Zems

Day 4 of 28 Days of Unreason

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