by Kellie Mortimer
Courage It evades you in moments That you most need it And then pops up Unexpectedly Courage At the face of evil At the face of hate It comes from depth of Experience Time Memories What you have taken your feet through Taken your insides through And you want it to grasp hold At the moment You feel your fingertips Trembling You feel your insides crying Courage, to stand To dream beyond the dreams That have been imagined for you By others By family By bosses By teachers You push through And you stand firm You hold onto the triumph Over the crushing of those words That didn’t wish the best for you For the triumph Of creating something new For yourself For others who need to Hear See Imagine Feel Denote What you have done What you have created Imagine yourself With hands held high With heart racing Standing firm Strength That gets you past That feeling in your fingertips Hold true to it Because courage, takes courage Strength in courage That you were once told you didn’t have But you do
Kellie Mortimer is a passionate, lifelong poet originally from a small country town in Victoria, called Thorpdale. Kellie will tell you, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. Kellie has worked in many fields, but if you ask Kellie what she has always wanted to be, she will tell you it was an author. Kellie describes herself and her poetry as quirky; interesting and different. Standing at 6’1, with a loud laugh and strong views, Kellie has always ‘stood out’, so she has used this to her advantage in her poetry and in her life. When Kellie is not jumping deep into her poetry and writing, you will find her meditating, laughing with her husband and nine-year-old daughter or travelling somewhere new.