The Mountain Flower: Courage

Updated on February 18, 2018
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Charmaine is a poet and freelance writer who offers a intuitive tarot reading service. She loves Thai food; new words; and love letters.

Mountain Flower
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The movie BlindSide is a story based on a true story of an American Baltimore Ravens left tackle, Michael Oher (Ovintin Aaron). He is a teen who is big physically and an African American.

Michael grew up in the housing projects. His mother is a drug addict and he doesn’t know who his father is. Michael has little education as he drifts in and out of the educational system.

A stranger and her family (Sandra Bullock) comes into his life and takes him in and turns his life right around so that he becomes a living success.

A quote I focused on to create my poem Mountain Flower from goes like this: - courage is hard to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or a mistake, but you are not supposed to question adults, or your coach, or your teacher because they make the rules. Maybe they know best but maybe they don’t. It all depends on who you are where you come from. Blindside.

I hope you enjoy my poem about courage.


Mountain Flower: Courage

you climb the mountain everyday

for the small and big gainsay

resting shakily on the incline

of a calcareous gorge hard-line

legs shaking on the daring steep

you’re on the face of the mountain sweep

that yells with a thunderous curt voice

speaking volumes of choice

you are bulldozed bourgeois

to action for rejoice

you are ambushed

near death, just a little push

you are like the mountain climber

who has fallen to his death

like a two-timer

as he reaches for

the mountain flower

on the cliffside explored


sometimes you just have to stop and rest

pausing on your show of courage behest

even though you are still

terrorized and brow beaten to the hill

through the menacer’s Will

all I know we have one life

maybe there is an afterlife

I just don’t know that still life

don’t let your courage

hide away in the remoteness of damage

in the snow tipped mountains of pilgrimage

perhaps it’s time to be the mountain flower

sacrificing the certainty of cower

in exchange for becoming an adventurer with firepower

let the trembling light hairs

whisper hope to the leaves despair

so that the petals of the mountain flower

doesn’t fall back to sweet and sour

perhaps you can laugh your way

showing you are relaxed, pretending to obey

so that you can disarm

the reigning snake charmer

the double star of the white mountain flower

reflects a simplicity of Willpower

unlike the fixed glittering smile

and silky words of guile

that comes from the hectoring biled

vixen who is beyond reconcile


mountain flower

reflects her courage through waterpower

having the now and again pluck

to be the Braveheart that holds back the Mac Truck

while white and woolly

the mountain flower truly

is the sun of the mountain fully

her leaves may tremble

with self-consciousness perceptible

yet her roots grip the earth with irreversibility

Don’t Give In

Don’t Give Up

Be the Courage of the Mountain Flower


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      4 months ago

      Your kind and gracious with your comments . Thankyou.

    • Li-Jen Hew profile image

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 months ago

      Dear Charmaine. I like how you can demonstrate courage through the example of a mountain flower. :) Indeed, the mountain flower is brave for being on top of a mountain. The poem structure is continuous like a mountain, suits the title well. :)

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      5 months ago from Australia

      Thankyou for seeing with me the totality of this white flower that grows high in the mountains. Peace and Happiness to You today Natalie.

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      Natalie Frank 

      5 months ago from Chicago, IL

      There is such depth in your poetry and the topics you choose to write on are so positive. Thank you for sharing this.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Australia

      Thank you for your gracious feedback Gypsy. To all good things today. Take care.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A lovely tribute to mountain flowers. Really enjoyed this. Many blessings to you.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lady we are so blessed.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Australia

      I too prefer poetry with pauses rather than each thought or line running into each other. Appreciate the feedback eric. Peace and happiness to you.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I had trouble reading this through as our Belladona has lit my way on many a moon encounter. Moon flower I praise the.


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