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Man Learns Courage

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Man Learns Courage

Man Learns Courage
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

Man 
learns 
courage
and valor.
by risking failure.
and moving forward against fear.

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  1. Date: 6/13/2010 9:02:00 AM

    congrats on this being featured this week so well spoken and written keep the creativity flowing

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 8:52:00 AM

    Congratulations on being featured. Great job! Joseph

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 11:40:00 AM

    Hey! Congrats on having you wonderful poem being featured this week, keep your pens flowing with passion. You are such a great writer! Love , Adeleke

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 11:37:00 AM

    Dane Ann - many congrats on your featured piece this week - enjoyed immensely. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 3:29:00 PM

    Congrats on this selection - a good homily. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 7:59:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poetry this week Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 6:07:00 PM

    So much truth in your words. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep that pen flowing. I wish you ongoing success. Karen

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 11:26:00 AM

    I AM A PRODUCT OF THIS POEM I HAD TO LEARN YOUNG NO FEAR NO TIME TO STOP AND THINK THINGS OVER YOU SAID IT BETTER THAN I COUND HAVE NICE WRITE

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 12:44:00 PM

    Definitely a fun form to work with. I would submit mine to Brian's contest if there wasn't a 6 line limit. If I was to be this 'Man' you speak of my last line would probably be 'and crying in his girlfriend's arms' but yours works well on that existential level:) Oh loved your alien landscapes btw. Hope you don't mind I picked 'Electric Landscapes' as my new desktop theme. Let me know if that's a problem.

  1. Date: 5/19/2009 3:24:00 AM

    This poem while short and sweet held so much meaning for me. TY for sharing your talent and your supportive comments. Nice write

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 6:12:00 PM

    This is very true. Short but very meaningful write. I love it. Thank you for the comment on my F.N. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 8:44:00 AM

    i think i need to make this my motto. it is inspiring

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 3:06:00 PM

    Surely, without "risking failure," man would never be able to move forward. Great poem, Dane Ann (I'm off fishing for a few days, but stopped by to say hello.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 6:33:00 AM

    Dear Dane, Such Wisdom in this Beautifully written Fibonacci Good Luck in the Contest ALWAYS...HG Dear Dane Please read My Concrete POEM "Broken Heart" Thank-YOU LOVE ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 9:29:00 AM

    That's a wise concise write...I really enjoyed it... Always, Farah

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 8:05:00 AM

    Thank you for supporting my contest Dane.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 7:41:00 AM

    Such wise words in beautiful form! Speaking volumes here with a rare talent. Just wow. Seriously brilliant! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 5:05:00 AM

    Great words of wisdom , DAS-J , in perfect Fibonacci format ....