Heroes

Heroes or heroines are not born

They are made

Ordinary ones who chose to be brave

No swords, or brawn, or battle plans

Only choices

Only choices
 

Choosing

To not retaliate

To respond with love, not hate

To be faithful to the Cross

Even when it means life lost

Choices

Choices
 

Choosing

To hold on when the going is hard

To value what others discard

To start over with the same person in a broken place

Choices

Choices
 
 

Heroes or heroines are not born

They are made

Ordinary ones who chose to be brave

No swords, or brawn, or battle plans

Only choices

Only choices

Writing 201: Hero(ine)

Today's form: ballad. Today's device: epistrophe (means the repetition of the same word (or cluster of words) at the end of multiple lines of verse in the same poem).

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