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Battle On

There are times I thought I’d have to say
That my life was all but slipping away
When my heart and mind was numb and dead
When through my ruptured heart my soul bled.

I craved and desired for someone to hold
Someone to love, good sights to behold
Someone in whom to confide my desires deepest
A buddy, a friend, who would be my closest.

But then it dawned, that life aint fair
Nothing comes your way if you don’t dare
If you don’t decide and act with certainty
You maybe fighting up to eternity.

So gird yourself for the battle ahead
It’s better to fight and in doing so be dead
Than in your dotage have a wistful regret
That you wagered never and lost the bet.

For life’s a challenge that ought to be dared
You find your darkest soul gets bared
And you’ve got the guts to stand up and fight
And shine brighter than the brightest light.

If you’ve dared and lost and dared and won
My dear, that’s life and there’s the fun
For what’s the use in your darkest despair
You don’t fight the monster in its deepest lair?

So onward and forward just battle on
For the darkest night there’s always morn
And glory and greatness will be yours my son
If you stand up and fight, you fear nothing, no one.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 2:43:00 PM
    Manoj, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 8:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Manoj. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 10:34:00 PM
    Manoj - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – mj

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 12:49:00 PM
    Great uplifting write here, Manoj. Some of us have ceased fighting and WE WON the "battle" of life and now get to have lots of peace and serenity ... smile ... I think its called "old-age" ... LOL ... this is a very well-deserved selection to be featured this week on the Soup. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 7:46:00 AM
    Congratulations Manoj on "Battle On" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 10:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 5:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured write of the week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 3:24:00 PM
    Interesting reflection with much for the reader to ponder. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 11:49:00 AM
    Great poem! I really enjoyed it! Congratulations on the placement and I wish you the best! ~Monique 'Bruised Kisses' poet

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 8:28:00 AM
    That was really good..and inspirational of course! Awesome job!

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 6:36:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup. Hope you will continue with your writing and that you share it with the world. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 10:23:00 AM
    A very inspirational piece of work. Well thought out and very well written. You're a good writer, and you should post more of your works. I'll be looking forward to reading them all. Janice

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 10:41:00 PM
    Good to see you on this forum, Manoj. May you get greatly inspired by it as I did I! kc

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 11:32:00 AM
    A beautiful poem of great inspiration and inner strength, holding a powerful message of truth. Wonderful poetry! Welcome to PoetrySoup! Love, Shar