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Two Badges For Courage

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Two Badges For Courage

Millions of people about the world gazed at their televisions mesmerized,

As Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon with consummate skill as advertised!

People held their collective breaths as he performed this outstanding feat!

It was a dream he had since boyhood and he wouldn't countenance defeat!

It took GREAT COURAGE to take the walk as about him fearful winds swirled.

It took GREATER COURAGE to express his faith in God before the entire world!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 7/8/2013 5:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one..It is great to learn of someone who would express their faith in public like he did ..I did not see this event but glad that you wrote about it..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Hi Rob: I saw this outstanding performance too and you capture the imagery convincingly, "People held their collective breaths" very beautiful line.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 4:47:00 PM
    it's great to see a poem of yours here today and i enjoyed it, as always! i'm planning to write about this, too - an amazing feat!