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Courage
by Elizabeth Dandy
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O writers, poets, that remain unknown
And do not win the laurels of renown
Let not this sap your strength, nor adumbrate
Your time - "Your Day" will come, though it be late,

They will dig up your lines, compare and match
The manuscript against your draft and fetch
From creaking drawers scribbled notes - Take Heart!
Think of the work of Haendel and Mozart

The former,- near-starved -shivered in a den
When "The Messiah" issued from his pen.
A straying terrier, spotted brown and beige
Was Mozart's only funeral cortege..

The dog stood whimpering upon a mound
While the "Divine" was lowered into ground.
And Francis Thompson,- rent-delinquent - given
The boot,- while he composed "The Hound of Heaven"

By Providence's mysterious decree
The pearls are discovered and set free
And words ignored and spurned will come to light
And treasured,- so take up your pen- and write!

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May 01, 2001
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Comments on this Poem

Comment It's like Lord Krishna's encouraging words to Arjuna! Writer and Poets are like invisible Gods who activate all souls with vigour and vitality to fight against wrongs to win in the wars !

T A Ramesh
04/07/2021 12:10 PM




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