Badge of Courage

She had a badge
It would allow
her to pass
to gain access
to first class
hallways
that lead
to health
and a wealth
of resources

With it
she felt
a sense
of well-
being
cordially
receiving
guests

She courageously
dispatched
her duties
including
finding small
ways of
improving
her unit

Offering
charm wit
sensibilities
to which
she connected
her commitment
celebrating
comforting
in communion
she’d lift
with
her language
of love

As she’d
admit
she proved
herself fit
to accomplish
her tall list
along with
the census

Her accomplishments
were her
empowerment
from which
if one could
harness it
could lead
to a life
well-lived
bolstered
by the spirit
intrinsic
in what
a badge
gives

It’s deeper
truth
access to
the power
within
you

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