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Slings of Arrow

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.



You hurt

You struggle

You take the slings

Of arrows

But you come back for more

Even when

The odds are

Stacked against you.


Strength doesn’t come

From brute strength


But from a will




So, take those

Slings of arrows.

Pull them out!

And keep coming back.

To show your true strength.

(for Garet).

© 2020 Dean Traylor


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 09, 2020:

It is true. Your strength comes from will & determination.

Good write.

Nicholas W King on October 09, 2020:

Wonderful poem. I love the message tied to this. Great work!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 09, 2020:

I sure like this. Good reminder for me.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 09, 2020:

Excellent poem. You need a strong will and determination to keep fighting back under adversity.

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