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Courage

COURAGE

The courage
To still confront
Ageing, any mirror
With neither shame
Nor puling denial

The courage
Of (s)he always
The true warrior
The one ever
Disdaining weaponry

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Enough!

ENOUGH

On dreigh* cold shuddery days
A glim* of daylight, no more
A dim and gloomy mist
Declare myself the faller
The one who falls to the floor

Oh for a more welcome haze
The stately swish of the shore
Bleak nightmare phantoms dismissed
I draw a breath and holler
Not me that falls to the floor

The ground leaps up unbidden
And wallops me in the face

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(Scot, dialect.) Tedious; dreary.

(Scot.) A little bit; small portion; scrap.

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