PERSEVERANCE

 

Our life takes its toll.

Our hope keeps us whole.

We persevere through pain.

But it’s not all in vain.

We hold our heads up high.

Continue with a sigh.

The flower fights winter cold.

And if I might be so bold.

We can fight our ills too.

Hold on to our hope too.

 

ARE WE SAFE?

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

photo via paula

A castle on top of a mountain.

Protected on all sides

from possible intruders.

Is it protected?

Can anything or anyone

be truly safe in life?

From sadness,

illness,

death.

No, we can’t.

But we must

soldier on.

Put up our defenses.

Fight our battles.

And live on.

PERSEVERANCE

Perseverance

We trudge along in our hard lives.

Suffer through illnesses and deaths.

But we still carry on.

Why?

Why does this flower continue

to hold its head up high?

Hope.

It hopes for warmer days ahead.

We hope for better times.

Hope keeps us alive and warm.

We must never give up on hope.