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To Get Past the Day

When you feel like the day has turned a blind eye upon you
Seek not the shelter of your inner being, but step out
Let not it beat you into submission, but rather smile
Welcome the day and say to it, “I will not be your victim
But rather, I will be victorious today, as the smile on my face
Is the prize that you will never take from me.”
Look then at the faces of everyone else and know that 
Happiness is strength and strength was always there
Just needing to be recognized. 

Copyright © Michael Degenhardt

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  1. Date: 11/1/2008 5:32:00 AM
    I am glad I read this today. I needed those words. I feel a little beat down. Fabulous thought inside this. I like the fifth line down best. As Always, your friend, Christie

  1. Date: 9/13/2008 5:54:00 PM
    Positive thinking is what a person needs but sometimes it is hard to see beyond the moment. We all have those days. Chin up and say a prayer. If we ask we receive. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 9/10/2008 3:07:00 PM
    Your poem is like something you can say everday to yourself when you wake up in the morning. It truly sounds like a Godly affirrmation and your not bored reading it. You really want to read more

  1. Date: 9/3/2008 11:52:00 AM
    Happiness is strength and strength was always there, man where do you come up with such beautiful lines as these, this was a great write.

  1. Date: 9/2/2008 7:58:00 PM
    take each day as it comes, because each day is sufficient in it's own badness, rise above and take a deep breath and say a liitle prayer and keep it moving, a positive write, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 5:09:00 AM
    AMEN, dear Michael! Smile in the face of darkness every time brings back the light 10 fold! Yup, you mirror my heart-mind, lovely, Kristin

  1. Date: 8/31/2008 6:00:00 PM
    Just very nice and deep.It makes me ponder a lot.I really enjoy this one very much, Michael.God bless! my friend:) Dorian