Brave

Day 16 the theme is Brave. I chose to write about a person in literature, one who, should one emulate him,  could become a better person. There are many, but I chose just Cyrano.

Cyrano and Roxanne Gerard Depardieu and Anne Brochet

Cyrano and Roxanne as portrayed by Gerard Depardieu and Anne Brochet

 

Brave

The bravest soul in literature,
to my mind,
is Cyrano de Bergerac.

Not because of his great swordsmanship
and battle prowess.

Not because of his mind,
though he was knowledgeable and wise.

Not for his wit,
though he was witty and could be hilarious at times.

Not because of his soul,
a poet, a man who loved deeply and too well.

No, it was his courage:
when the woman he loved chose another
he chose to help her achieve her goal,
leaving his dreams behind with no hesitation,
protecting her love,
then helping the other to win her,
to his own loss.

Roxanne: Oh! Tell him, he must write to me as soon as possible!
. . . I do love you. One hundred men, against you? What courage!

Cyrano: Oh I’ve been braver since.

 

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