So what happened to poems #23 and #24? Well, I tried an experiment. I had two friends give me questions to ask the Council of Poets. I asked and received two beautiful poems in response. The answers are very personal, though, so I don’t want to put them on the blog. The answers are words I wouldn’t have chosen, for I didn’t know the answers myself. A wonderful confirmation from the spirit world. I received Poem #25 during the same meditation period as #23 and #24, so three poems in one short sitting. These guys are working overtime!

Courage takes many forms
Actions beyond the norm
Helping others when times are rough
Is tough

Heroes serve in many ways
We count their service not in days
But in the manner they help others
To rise above the standard

Who will step out of the crowd
And shout aloud
The message we need to hear
These truths that we hold dear
These are the ones we need to revere
Those who care not for glory
But to tell the story
Of love and sacrifice
For their fellow man
All part of one great plan.

We need the messengers to speak
The story’s not unique
But when all voices join as one
Our story will be done

‘Til then we search and look
Like turning pages in a book
For he who is willing
Without payment of a shilling
To take a stand
Across the land
And lead the way
For this we pray
Forever and a day.