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Perseverance

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Perseverance

                     Perseverance: a poem




Long ago or should I say sometime in the past?


I had dreams and now at the age of 31 I have realized most of them.

It’s funny how good luck; joy, pain, rejection, effort and ‘Perseverance’ with a capitol ‘P’ have played a part in my life and sealed my Fate.

I now choose to think more positive thoughts even though this is still hard for me when I hear a negative voice in my head or when I hear people say negative things about me.

Those things hurt me and stay with me until I let it go.
I am self-motivated and I was a star pupil in my memories of my childhood.

My main goal is to be able to take care of myself, be responsible for myself and for the choices I make in life.

I am finishing school next January ’14 with my Bachelor’s degree and I want to find a good Internship.

Then after that I want to have a part-time job working 20 to 25 hours per week and continue doing volunteer work.

Oh and poems, I will keep writing my poems and reading other people’s poetry.  Right now I am reading LIT a memoir by Mary Karr. I also want to write children’s books.


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  1. Date: 5/22/2014 6:34:00 AM
    An excellent write, Ayesha. Perseverance is a great quality to have.

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 7/20/2014 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the compliment Lily. I never give up on me if I can help it and I can I just keep trying and keep going. It's a good quality to have you're right!
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:49:00 PM
    Ayesha Karim , stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks I did.
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 8:02:00 AM
    Writing children's books is a great goal. Welcome to the soup.

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jon.
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 9:28:00 PM
    You can do it! :o) And just keep letting those things go.

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes sir
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 7:23:00 PM
    Welcome to poetrysoup Ayesha. Your prose poem is very touching. Keep writing and reading other soupers. I wish you success in your aims. -Mohammad

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh that's nice and thank you.
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:02:00 PM
    Welcome to PS. Thanks for stopping by my peoms. I am not familiar with Nikki, but have been writing my poems this way for 45 years. I will check out the other poet.

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Nikki Giovanni is a black poet she's a woman but she butch.
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 4:52:00 PM
    Such wonderful poetry. Welcome. Hugs Michael

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael.
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 3:08:00 PM
    A very well written poem Ayesha, you are good. - Welcome to P-Soup - :) :) :) oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks.
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 5:40:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Ayesha. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Karim Avatar Ayesha Karim
    Date: 3/30/2014 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will find inspiration reading the other poets and thank you for wishing me well.