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Poem: Facing the Giant

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Rise" by Katy Perry

Obstacles on our Path

In life our paths cross many obstacles.

We must strive to keep going. We must not give up for our dreams are part of us.

Struggles are difficult, but the reward is worth it in the end.

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"Facing the Giant"

She’s always been a starry eyed girl
chasing her dreams,
holding on tight
when the road gets bumpy,
determined to succeed.

Refusing to let the light go dim
when dreams slip away,
out from her fingers reach
putting droplets of water in her eyes.

She breathes life back into her desires,
crawling up on her own two feet,
facing the giant
just like David did with Goliath.

"The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

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© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 28, 2020:

Milly,

Thank you so much for your delightful words.

I do appreciate your comments.

I am kind of a simple person but others say I am complex...do I guess my writing follows my style.

Have a great day.

Milly Light on May 25, 2020:

I love this one so much. It spoke directly to my heart. I like your choice of words. So simple and yet so deep. And you made it even much better and encouraging after mentioning David and Goliath.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 20, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I always enjoy your comments.

Have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 19, 2020:

Beautifully composed poem.

I like the theme—It portrays the struggles of life, and how we refuse to give up.

Quite relatable. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 08, 2020:

Mitara,

Thank you.

I try to find the right songs to fit my work.

I appreciate you reading.

Mitara N from South Africa on May 08, 2020:

The songs are so fitting to your message in your remarkable write Brenda, its about getting up each time and never giving up.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Nella,

Thanks.

We definitely need strength.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you so much!

Have a great day!

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on May 06, 2020:

Brenda, an inspirational poem to help keep us going and to stay strong. Enjoyed it.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 06, 2020:

We need to be strong now more than ever, and we will! Your poetry conveys that beautifully.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you.

I just looked up this poem "Ulysses" by Tennyson.

His work is quite remarkable.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you.

We need to stay strong.

Have a great day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 06, 2020:

Love the message, in this poem and in the work "Ulysses" by Tennyson:

"That which we are, we are

One equal temper of heroic hearts

made weak by time and fate

but strong of will.

To strive, to seek, to find....

and not to yield!

Lorna Lamon on May 06, 2020:

This poem is a fitting testament to perseverance and the human spirit. A powerful write Brenda and much needed in these times.