Poetry On Odyssey: Redefining The Word Strong
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Poetry On Odyssey: Redefining The Word Strong

Strength isn't only physical.

Poetry On Odyssey: Redefining The Word Strong

Far too often when the word strong is mentioned, our minds go straight to big muscles, amazing human feats, push-ups, pull-ups, and the like. When I hear the word strong I want to think of those who stood up through fear, hatred, illness, and disapproval. Those who straightened up their backs as fear was pulsing through them. Those who overcame anxiety, the loss of something important, a major lifestyle change, or even standing up for what they believed in. Without further ado, Redefining the Word Strong:

Embedded in the hearts of all who have served

In the army, navy, air force, or even the reserves

A need to make things right, when everything goes wrong

A way to define the powerful word strong.

The boy who's in the closet, his parents are strict

He knows that if he comes out, he may get punched or kicked

He tells them, plagued in fear, because he's wanted to all along

Another way to define the powerful word strong.

The person with anxiety, she's ever scared of storms

When she thinks about them rolling in, she envisions deadly swarms.

But one day she stands beneath them, outside after so long.

Another way to define the powerful word strong.

A mother with two kids, life isn't good at home

Her husband is abusive, she feels like she's alone.

One day she took the kids and ran, that wasn't where they belong.

Another way to define the powerful word strong.

A person who went to the doctor, got diagnosed with cancer.

When they wanted to know what was wrong, they didn't think that'd be the answer.

But now, many months later, they're healthy after so long.

Another way to define the powerful word strong.

For all of us still fighting to get through those long hard days

For those who suffer in silence, and those who feel like strays

We can make it through, we're singing our own song.

We're the way to define the powerful word strong.

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