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SUCCESS


Some people glide though life, with the wind behind them, pushing them along on an even breeze.

They ride the tide, when they sail the water, effortlessly drifting on calm blue seas.

When they walk on the land, their path is set, and the hills they climb seem effortless.

They have fire in their heels, that forces them further, and they reach their goal with little stress.


And then there are those who get halfway

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but fight against a cold harsh storm.
Their ship has h  o l   e s 
The seas are ch/o/ppy 
and the sails upon their boat are torn.

Their journey is an UPward s-t-r-u-g-g-l-e
        of slipping 
                      sliding 
f
a
l
ling
 
down.

And fire it burns their every step,
the scorching heat, flames all around.



In life we are told that success is measured, on material wealth that we achieve.

To reach the top, it’s said, is HARD, but we get there if we just BeLIEve?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                HIGH 
But for those who struggle for halfway, they sit and stare at those,up 

In disbelief at how unfair, that they didn’t even seem to try??


They grit their teeth,
You grit yours tighter, 
They CLIMB
You slip,
They SAIL
You 
       sink.
------------------------------------------------------------>They go forwards,
while you go backwards<---------------------------------------------------

they grow TALL
you seem to 
shrink.

But strength is got from fighting harder and patience from necessity.


Your efforts only made you wiser and you understand (what they can’t see).


Be proud of never giving up and pat your back that your halfway.


Respect yourself for always trying, no matter what life threw your way.




Now look and see how far you’ve come, back on the journey harshly fought.


And know it made you who you are, a BURNING STAR which life has taught.


xx

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  1. Date: 3/29/2014 4:34:00 PM

    LOUISE , CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN..... Awesome poem!! Luv ~SKAT~

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/29/2014 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT x
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 9:05:00 PM

    Powerful and clever.. Congrats!

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Dave x
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 9:24:00 PM

    Very clever creation, Congrats on the fine win, louise

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you x
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:06:00 PM

    Compelling and profound life lessons in this creatively presented poem, Loise. Congratulations on your top win. Ruben.

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you x
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:42:00 PM

    Excellent moral lesson! Congrad's on your win Light & Love

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you x
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:21:00 PM

    Beautiful Louise... Congratulations on your win. I enjoyed the empowerment that gives me strength to win... Verlena :)s

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Verlena x
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 6:58:00 PM

    Louise, inspirational poem, I like the creative uses of language here. Congratulations on your win.

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sheri x
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 6:46:00 PM

    A marvelous layout, and words to live by. Well done!!!!

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/24/2014 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you x
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:10:00 PM

    Very cool, the way you wrote this. It was like poetry combined with some graphic art; it added a unique depth that I haven't seen before. Kudos!

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 9/16/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:18:00 PM

    I really loved this one, read it at just the right time, very encouraging

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley Date: 3/28/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Im glad. That means it did the job it was written to do. I hope it helped x
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:50:00 AM

    Again a beautiful poem... and graphic!