Wow, this was never actually published to my blog. I wrote it on 30 Nov 2013 and I believe it went out to email subscribers only. This was about something special, so I’m posting again, hoping it will work. This time it’s for you, Kenny. Thanks for teaching me how to growl. I love you and I miss you and you will always be with me.
Rage, a new discovery
Always there, deeply hidden
Courage known, sometimes confused
Events occur, related only by time
Leaving these words deeply intertwined
New curiosity bursts forth
Where did they come from?
How were they used?
Rage comes from latin rabies
Rooted in anger, fury, even madness
Courage comes from latin cor
Rooted in heart
Anger versus heart, how could that be?
Imagine my sadness
These words are only three letters apart
They must be related, I know in my heart
Heart, there lies the key
Middle English, used figuratively
Meaning the seat of all feelings
Ends up as what you really feel inside
Courage often denotes bravery today
But the word means so much more
Thus lies the confusion
A feeling of rage led to an act that took courage
How could something so bad lead to something so good?
Curiosity sparked by the literal
Courage encouraged on by a feeling that hides
A feeling of rage, real and true
This is the heart of courage
Good and bad, the feelings inside
Are what makes people go forth and do