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Steadfast Grit

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Steadfast Grit

Some tomorrow soon, I shall walk again,
though not as I walked in days past.
To reach that doorway - my foremost campaign
and thus I'll keep walking my last.
Therapy is pain; it's a stormy fight
taking great effort in this cast.
The doctor reports my future looks bright,
I'll walk again, my grit steadfast. 

The memory of the accident still clear.
Walking alone I had just passed
the corner turn that leads back from the pier.
dune buggies race the storm too fast
in sand too deep, too wet for certainty
lightning and collision contrast
In time, I'll grasp life as an amputee.
I'll walk alone, my grit steadfast.

New normal I tackle with amnesty,
I cannot cast blame nor lambast.
For such is pathetic activity
generating storms far more vast
than one which caused my disability.
My good broken leg is the mast
where my banner flies with tenacity.
I'll walk at peace, my grit steadfast.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 2/15/2013 1:50:00 PM
Wow, Reason, this one knocked me for a loop...I do not think I could be so forgiving... The semi-repeating last lines add to the overall effect of the each verse...your grit is definitely steadfast!...Congratulations - Tim
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Date: 2/15/2013 11:07:00 AM
Congratulations on the win with this amazing poem! And I do mean a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
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Date: 2/14/2013 1:10:00 AM
Like a rocket reaching my heart this heartfelt well written poem. Congrats with the win also. :-)
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Date: 2/12/2013 11:03:00 AM
Belated congratulations on your win Reason xx
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Date: 2/11/2013 5:20:00 PM
wow, inspiring and very well written. One of your best, Reason. congrats
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Date: 2/11/2013 3:56:00 PM
You are an inspiration to us all... Congrats...
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Date: 2/11/2013 12:37:00 PM
I love the positive energy of your words conveyed in your poem. Congrats on your win. Stronger you become with words of strength than weak words of giving up. know where your coming from after 4 cervical surgeries and 5 lumber surgeries the only way to go is forward. A step at a time. Warm smiles. Let your spirits rise. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 2/11/2013 9:33:00 AM
I completely agree with Becca's comment below. Wonderful job - and congrats! :)
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Date: 2/11/2013 9:16:00 AM
Reason, a nice winning poem... Congratulations with your "Chasing the Blues Away" entry... Have yourself a nice one~ LINDA
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