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My battle

My battle has been my burden Only God knows how I have carried it over the years At times it has dragged me down to be downtrodden Other times it has swayed me but kept me grounded Although it has been my daily yoke It has kept me focused and woke. My battle and I have been on a journey It has travelled besides me Along the way I have stumbled Then it made me to be humble It has triggered me to be strong And kept me from taking a road so wrong. My battle has been my salvation It has guided me, it has healed me It has been my source of knowledge It has been my source of strength It has taught me how to fight In darkness, it has been my light. My battle has been my circumstances It has characterized my being, my stance It has sustained me It has maintained me It has made me to bud into a flower It has given me much power. My battle has been my watershed Only God knows my pain, my joy Through it, I had shed tears Yet I had to face my fears Overtime it has made me bold It is a story of my life that has to be told.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 4/3/2021 4:09:00 AM
Your poem is nicely done and we all have our struggles to deal with. And some times being a poet is one of them.
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Date: 3/27/2021 9:34:00 AM
Glad you visited my site. I hope to read some new poem of yours. Life can be hard but defeating evil makes you stronger.
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Date: 10/20/2020 8:37:00 PM
Your wonderful poem has much to say on how adversity builds strength and helps to shapes us in positive ways. Inspiring!
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Date: 10/4/2020 5:30:00 AM
Lovely honest poem( rap?) of overcoming. Very well said
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Date: 2/12/2020 3:07:00 PM
this is a very nice expression of how you feel about your burdens. A positive way to view them with some good metaphors in here. You say "I don't know" for poetry form. But this is rhyme. It's just a rhyme that you did your own pattern to and that's a great way to do it.
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Date: 3/21/2019 12:35:00 PM
Our battles build our character; forge our futures and what we become, in the end. Beautifully penned.
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Date: 9/3/2018 10:18:00 AM
A nicely expressed work of introspection, well written, Mpho.
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Date: 5/7/2018 9:39:00 AM
'' It has made me to bud into a flower '' I love that line and to be honest, it is a powerful imagery. Keep it up and well done. '' It is a story of my life that has to be told ''
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Date: 3/17/2018 6:31:00 PM
Good for you Mpho. Courage is not lack of fear; it is standing one's ground in spite of it.
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Mpho Kgaswane
Date: 3/22/2018 8:00:00 AM
Thanks for words of encouragement.