Poem: The Trudgery of Life
within the mist of darkness
searching fearlessly for a guiding light
to help me understand
those scattered thoughts within my mind.
As I trudge onward through this blindness
I carelessly stumble
falling down within a dark pit
which returns me to the beginning
of this long, hard journey.
I consider giving up this adventure,
but that would seem too simple,
much like failure,
so gradually I climb the same steep cliff
cautiously watching each step taken,
for now I am determined to succeed
turning back is just too easy.
"Do Not Give Up" by Ben Lionel
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