I dedicate Bravery-20 to my friends and former colleagues working at Military Sealift Command who worked tirelessly to get MERCY and COMFORT underway and up to Seattle and New York led by a good friend and former colleague. These are true American Heroes, most of them civilians who did not sign up to fight a war, but are now on the frontlines of the defining battle of our age. Be proud of the Mariners and Sailors, be inspired by their Bravery-20, and do your part, whatever that might be.
4087 A Response Hands? Yours tremble? Mine shake Like glass Wants broken Into shards And Crushed under foot To return to sand Unmelt me But first Pick a shard Of me To help carve Names, so many… So many So many So many Wake me from my Nightly nightmare Screaming, I don’t Want it’s memory So many So many So many Pick my shard Off the ground And carve Bravery-20 find it heart, so urgently and seriously needed today, I use Adverbs when I know I should not, but to draw out a Point, and make pause ones whose ire raised at my blunder might realize, today, we urgently seriously need their hearts my heart and yours and his and hers... And so on and so on... to catch Bravery-20 like a virus to indiscriminately and exponentially share hope like a vaccine
4087 A Response written in response to Christine Ray’s 4087 found at her site, Brave and Reckless.
Bravery-20 written for the weekly Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at the Go Dog Go Cafe. This week: Brave Heart(s).
(C) 2020 Stephen Fuller