Saturday, June 20, 2015

The root of courage

The root of courage

Cor, the root of courage,
Latin for heart,

from which it springs.
Yes, a heart grown faint

but only when we coronate
its pretender, its appropriator,

the Vizier we employ
in heartbreaking irony

to meet life's threats,
real and imagined -

the very maker of fear,
the saboteur of love,

ever in opposition to the heart
by dominance, usurpation

of the cor, the coeur, the core
from which all courage springs.

O child of God, yield your head
to the heart's dominion.


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