Prose for Thought – Never Give Up.

Welcome to this week’s Prose for Thought and thank you to everyone who linked up last week. It is great to see more creative types coming out of their shells and I noticed that a couple of the Dad Bloggers who don’t normally link up had started to put some poems and fiction together.  It is always so inspiring to read all of the amazing words that people write, there is so much talent out there.

Next week I would really like to try something a bit different, so, if you comment on my post below please would you put in a subject that you might like to see me write a poem about? I will then pick one and write about it next week. (cripes! That is going to be an interesting task!).

This week I have decided to reflect on the tough times that people face and how they deal with them – or at least how I do! I try hard not to become a victim (it is so easy for so many to fall into that role) and rather than let that overwhelm me, I keep going knowing that eventually I will get what I want if I try hard enough. And hey, if I don’t, then at least I can say I have tried, right?! 

Never Give Up

Do you know what’s bugging you?
Do you know what’s wrong?
Where do you look to find help
When it feels like hope has gone?

Calm up on the water
But frantic underneath
You try hard to hold on
To your steadfast strong belief

But don’t I now deserve this
With the penance I have paid?
With all the things the past holds
And the way I was betrayed

Even the tough are tested
Within their hour of need
It matters how you persevere
It’s not about how you plead

Never give up on what you want
Fight hard and fight strong
Stay true to each other and yourself
And you really can’t go wrong

Victoria Welton 24th September 2014

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. I will try my utmost to read every single linker and share on Twitter, Google + or Facebook (please say in the comments if you have a preference). I would also love it if you share and use the #Prose4T hashtag. Please also use my badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise the linky to others 🙂 

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10 Comments

  1. October 1, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    Those last two lines are magic!

  2. tracey bowden
    September 29, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    A lovely positive poem so nice to read you write so well x

  3. Katie Haydock
    September 28, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    So thought provoking! Love this… such inner strength to pick yourself and keep going xx

  4. Maddy@writingbubble
    September 25, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    Great, positive poem! You do deserve to get what you want. xx And for next week, how about a poem on dreams/dreaming (could be literal night-time dreams or aspirational ones.) interesting challenge! good luck choosing a subject and writing it! (and could be an interesting one to link up to #WhatImWriting !)
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  5. September 25, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Very inspiring words. So rare to find positivity today, and I’m glad you decided to express some here. Thank you for making it such a wonderful Thursday
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  6. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    September 25, 2014 / 11:23 am

    Loving the positivity, it’s oozing out of this! x
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  7. September 25, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Fab poem – so important to keep persevering and stay true to oneself. I love the lines ‘calm up on the water but frantic underneath’ – I think that’s me most days! How about a poem on ‘daydreams of a mummy’ next week?
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  8. September 25, 2014 / 8:06 am

    A very positive piece. I like the motivational tone it has. A thought for next week – ‘challenge’ x
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  9. September 25, 2014 / 6:57 am

    Fab poem lovely. As you know never giving up has been my own mantra too. We’re survivors 🙂 xxx
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