What Keeps Me Going

When life’s obstacles
put my back against the wall,
what keeps me going…
my family
When challenges arise
and I have nowhere to turn,
what keeps me going…
my friends,
When darkness overcomes me
and there’s no hope in sight,
what keeps me going…
my faith
When the road is long and hard
and I feel like quitting,
what keeps me going…
my confidence
Living every day
is another opportunity
for me
to go for everything
I want and dream of
So never give up
When life brings you down
ask yourself,
“What keeps you going?”

Our Prose

Our stories, our poetry,
our quotes, our haikus,
our sonnets, our songs,
our memoirs, our blogs…

the prose we choose
are the crumbs
we as writers
sprinkle all over the world
for hungry minds
to help gather
inspiration
and
perspectives
into the betterment
of their well-being

Mid-Life Reflections #13

It’s been awhile since I stopped and took time to reflect on the things happening in my life. Since this COVID-19 chaos, everything has been up in the air and all my daily routines have been thrown out of whack. But my optimistic trait has me seeing a positive side to all of this. Having this pandemic happen has given me the opportunity to actually stop my life and take into account all the good things that are around me. I am fortunate to be a lot closer with my family, both in proximity and in relationships. I value life more, regardless of all the obstacles that are in my way. I’m appreciative of being able to stop and take notice of nature and how it continues to progress regardless of what goes on in my life. And most of all, I’m just happy to be here in this moment, knowing that I have had good memories despite all of the negative aspects associated with this virus. This will pass because there cannot be darkness without light. So I continue to have hope and treasure every breath I take.

All That You Are

When it comes to your writing,
never play it safe
Push your boundaries
Put pressure on yourself
to be great
Become more creative,
more humorous,
more entertaining,
more informative
Placing expectations on yourself
helps you to
rise to the challenge
and
knock down all obstacles
So live everyday
Live in the moment
If you do,
you will not falter
So dare to be great
cause the time is now
for you to share your words
and
all that you are

Go Straight

When there is darkness
and stagnation
in front of you…
go straight
When life causes
extreme hardships…
go straight
When trouble
overwhelms you…
go straight
When your path
becomes hazy and unclear…
go straight
When obstacles become
too difficult to manage…
go straight
The course you take
must never waver
Always have faith
and never falter
Forge onwards
to greater heights
so that
your dreams and goals
may come to fruition
and then and only then
will everything turn
out better
If you just…
go straight

Be Who You Are

Your words may
not be the most
eloquent,
emotional,
humorous,
thought-provoking,
informative,
or
inspirational
but that does not mean
you should give up writing
The fact that you’re
making an attempt
to share yourself
despite being judged
makes you a devoted
artist to your craft
with the heart and spirit
of a true writer
So lift someone up
with your words
and
make it stand the test of time