Tag Archives: Courage

Book Review – Promised Land by Barack Obama

  Barack Obama sees his elevation to the highest post of US president as a logical conclusion to the black minority struggle for legitimacy and equality within US. That is the reason he picked the title of his memoirs from … Continue reading

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Everything Is Going To Be All Right

How should I not be glad to contemplatethe clouds clearing beyond the dormer windowand a high tide reflected on the ceiling?There will be dying, there will be dying,but there is no need to go into that.The poems flow from the … Continue reading

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‘To Do List’ by John O’Leary

To Do List: 1. find dragon and slay2. exorcise cat3. prove conclusively the identity of Beauty and Truth. 4. watch, fast, pray5. sail Atlantic single-handed6. write name in water 7. return Teach Yourself Waltzing Tape8. weep for Adonais and feel … Continue reading

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Fear

It is said that before entering the sea a river trembles with fear. She looks back at the path she has traveled, from the peaks of the mountains, the long winding road crossing forests and villages. And in front of … Continue reading

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The Mountain

If a mountain seems too big todaythen climb a hill instead.If the morning brings you sadnessit’s ok to stay in bed.If the day ahead weighs heavyand your plans feel like a curse,there’s no shame in rearranging,don’t make yourself feel worse.If … Continue reading

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Poon Lim – Man On The Raft

    Poon Lim, a Chinese seaman, held the world’s record as a sea survivor after floating alone on a life raft in the South Atlantic for 133 days. When told of the record, he said, “ I hope no one … Continue reading

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