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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

Poem Summary

Facing the giant is about a woman who has always been a starry eyed girl going after her dreams. She refuses to let them slip away no matter what giants she must face. She crawls back up onto her feet and breathes new life into her dreams.

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"Facing the Giant"

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

Refusing to let the light go dim
when dreams slip away
putting droplets of water in her eyes,
she starts her journey over.

She breathes life back into each one of her desires,
crawling back up on her own two feet,
facing the giant
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 January 11, 2021:

No matter the struggle, do not give up.

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.

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