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Best When The Going Gets Tough Poems

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When the going gets tough...(2003)
The glass that breaks, by none, my friend
Can ever be joined again
For, cracks remain, as scars persist
And these, no one can mend.

The waves that rise,...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, angstnight, prayer, me, night, smile,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Challenges
CHALLENGES

By Edmund Siejka

He faced a challenge 
That forced him to use all his abilities
But doubt clouded his judgement
Caution gave way to uncertainty.
Needing help
He recalled these...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, life,
Form: Narrative
EDUCATION IS THE KEY
They say education is the key. 
A key that can open all closed doors. 
A sharpener to our minds. 
Provider of brighter life and expectations.
	it's...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, appreciation, celebration, desire, destiny, education, encouraging,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Fragrant Flower
There're fragrant flowers in full bloom
With colors radiant, vibrant, bright!
Pure joy exuding while you groom

Your first glimpse captures eyes filled with light
Finding delight in the...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, child, children, death, loss,
Form: Terzanelle
Tolerance
In this day and age that most of the things
tend to cause many of us to be haughty and callous. 
That we cannot seem to...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, change, world,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Egyptian Revolution
     The revolution
Everybody has a limit , a time when enough is enough
You must fight for what you believe in ,even...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, adventure, hope, inspirational, day, lost, day,
Form: Rhyme
Primary Lesson - End of Class
Here is a lesson, a tortuous tale for your next-of-kin,
About a political hack we'll call the Bigly Pumpkin.
It's a bit like star wars, he is...

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© Mick Free  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: when the going gets tough, america, patriotic, political, presidents day,
Form: Rhyme



M-O-T-H-E-R
M-O-T-H-E-R

“M” is for all the material things she gave me
“O” means only she sees the real me
“T” is for tears she shed
“H” is for heartfelt...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, motherfor her, for her,
Form: I do not know?
My Laptop
My Laptop has a name
Its Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015) 
Its life begins with a disk drive
It got various basic dialects such as C, FORTRAN,...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, absence, bullying, business, care, career, change,
Form: ABC
Faith Hope And Love


You’ve got to have faith, hope and love
This wonderful Glorious stuff
Faith, hope and love
When push comes to shove




Faith in your life when you need to...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, faith, hope, love,
Form: Lyric
John D
A tragedy John’s life was so short.
Alone, his beautiful young widow,
In mourning for their tender love,
Holds his photograph and cries.

Alone, his beautiful young widow,
Pining for...

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© jack horne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: when the going gets tough, death,
Form: Pantoum
The Flower Head
The Flower Head

I see a flower floating down the middle of the stream
It causes me to stop in my walk.
Why a flower floating alone, what...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, friendship, me, water, flower, flower, me,
Form: Light Verse
to thanksgiving
taken away by the flight 
by the primacy of our own life process
we are all flies craving for honey
or we are pebbles— 
washed but never...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, courage, forgiveness, love, nature, peace, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Unique Horn
Carpe Diem, seize the day
Live by the rules of the game you play
The world is your oyster, enjoy the ride
When the going gets tough, look...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, inspirational, introspection, life, on writing and
Form: Couplet
God Said I AM

God Said;  I AM

God said;  My provision for you
 is more than enough.
I'll see you through when the going gets tough.

I'll give you...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, bible, christian, dedication, devotion, faith, forgiveness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Little Things
                    It's always the little things...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, appreciation, humanity, meaningful, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Doreen
You always fix my hair so good,
It always looks great, like it should,
Words can never express it enough,
You make life much better,
Even when the going...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, hair,
Form: Rhyme
Cry beloved life
Cry beloved life


Cry beloved life,
When you love someone and you are never loved back,
When your world is all deem and black
When you are left behind...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, imagination, sympathy, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
Love of my life
 UNSUPPORTED CODE Dedicated to my loving wife! UNSUPPORTED CODE 



When life lost its charm,
And my mind couldn't remain calm,
You breezed into my life
My cute...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, family, wife, woman, , cute,
Form: Light Verse
Hello World
Hello world... it's me and i'm still here,
To build my empire through sweat and some tears,
Hello world... the battles begun,
To just get my mind right...that...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, lifeme, me,
Form: I do not know?
Tiny Tidbits of Nonsense Part 2
My psychiatrist told me I was crazy.  But he was wearing a skirt.

I bought a roll of Saran Wrap, then realized I didn't have...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: when the going gets tough, funny, imagination, introspection, me, me,
Form: Burlesque
Against All Odds
Despite all limitations, I want to make a name for my self, even in Hollywood, California.
Despite all of the odds stacked against me, I'm 100%...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, faith, inspirational, uplifting, business, life,
Form: Epic
promise (2003)
What to say, what to write, mere words have I
Amalgamations of some syllables, just sounds in ink
These alone my repertoire; how can I
Endeavour to spell...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, introspection
Form: Verse
The New Me
Today I feel like a new me arisen from old rubble
Of all the evil and abuse I underwent;
The fast lanes of life's changed me,
I am...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, appreciation,
Form: Ballad
the greatest gift my baby boy
today a child is born he is my first born son
let all the birds chirp with joy
here he is, world my baby boy

i am so...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, child, baby, me, baby, me, boy,
Form: ABC