Grandparents. Poems. Inspirational.

Amelia Earhart and Lockheed Electra 10E NR1602...

Amelia Earhart, circa 1937

Today’s poem is an inspirational poem by Amelia Earhart, whose birthday is July 24.

Courage

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

The soul that knows it not, knows no release.

From little things;

 

Knows not the livid loneliness of fear

Nor mountain heights, where bitter joy can hear

The sound of wings.

 

How can life grant us boon of living, compensate

For dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate

Unless we dare.

 

The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay

With courage to behold resistless day

And count it fair.

 

Amelia Earhart, 1934

First aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

July 24, 1897 – Disappeared July 2, 1937, Pacific Ocean

 

 

Carol Covin, “Granny-Guru”

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