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More Courage Per Square Yard

By John I. Blair

More courage per square yard
Than on any battleground
Can be found here
At the rehab center, every day

People with no use for guns,
Their primal tool a steel will,
Determining to keep on living,
Step by step by step;

And if steps do not prove possible,
Hand over painful hand,
Or with the aid of levers, wheels,
Whatever living may require.

When tossing a balloon
Lightly through the air
Within a ring of gentle smiles
Becomes sweet triumph,

Ill sing that triumph
Louder, prouder,
Than for any general
Parading down Main Street.

2010 John I. Blair


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