Topic: Courage

A Pen of Steel

Give me a pen of steel! Away with the gray goose-quill! I will grave the thoughts I feel With a fiery heart and will: I will grave with the stubborn pen On the tablets of the heart, Words never to fade again And thoughts that shall ne'er depart. Give me a pen of...

By George Pratt
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16 October

The Wound-Dresser

3 On, on I go, (open doors of time! open hospital doors!) The crush’d head I dress (poor crazed hand tear not the bandage away), The neck of the cavalry-man with the bullet through and through I examine, Hard the breathing rattles, quite glazed already the eye, yet life...

By Walt Whitman
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13 September