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Premium Member Waa-waa Warriors
'When the going gets tough
the tough get going'
Why don't they stay?
They must be afraid...
To safe spaces they head out
where they sulk and they pout
They can't stand the heat
so they get out of the kitchen
  ~ Enough of their bit-chin...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, courage, fear, satire,
Form: Grook



To Die
To hope for the unattainable.
To dream when hope is gone.
To strive for dreams remaining.
To die when strive’s too long.

To wish for things unseen.
To believe that wishes come true.
To pray when beliefs are tarnished.
To die when praying is through.

To live for days gone by.
To struggle when living gets rough.
To get going when it’s not worth the struggle.
To die when the going gets tough.
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Categories: when the going gets tough, death, introspection, loss, hope,
Form: I do not know?
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 words in time of need
“E” is for her emerald eyes, filled with love so indestructible;
“R” is for her remarkable perseverance when the going gets tough
Put them all together; it spells 
‘MOTHER’
A job that has so much devotion, and evolvement is the hardest jobs of them all....

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Categories: when the going gets tough, motherfor her, for her,
Form: I do not know?
WHEN IT IS NOT OR WHETHER IT IS YOURS
When all seems lost and you’re hopeless.
When it’s like nothing possible could be done 
for the helpless.
When it seems like mistakes cannot be corrected.
When you feel like letting go 
cause you can take it any longer.
When you begin to ask yourself why, 
is there anything still left worth the try.
When you think know it and you don’t.
When nothing happens like you want.
It is when the going gets tough, 
you get tough going....

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Categories: when the going gets tough, poems, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Dreamer
                                     A
                               Dreamer
                           Never sleeps
                       Always wide-eyed
                   Walking past darkness
                        Into a ray of light
                 Embracing all challenges
                  Quelling every adversity
     Pushing on when the going gets tough
      And nothing or no one gets in the way


Date written and posted: 02/16/2019
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Categories: when the going gets tough, dedication, dream, motivation, perspective,
Form: Etheree



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 his strong, loving arms,
Holds his photograph and cries,
Her memories keep her company.

Pining for his strong, loving arms,
In mourning for their tender love,
Her memories keep her company:
A tragedy. John’s life was so short.

In Memory of John D

For Deb’s When the Going Gets Tough contest...

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Categories: when the going gets tough, death,
Form: Pantoum
Judgment Day
Come judgment day 
y'all niggaz tryna run away 
Hidin' behind the clouds 
from niggaz with much clout 
But, as they say: 
when the going gets tough, 
the tough get bombed. 
Stuffin' the leafy rod 
with a sticky green wad. 
A concoction that burns  
and blows sweeter than 
fine Eastern incense 
Open a fortune cookie, 
what's it say: 
I gotta hit dat. 
And to be honest, I think 
it's just what you needed. 
A reality check to the forehead 
to stop the mental bleeding....

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Categories: when the going gets tough, character,
Form: Free verse