Persevere

 

So easy to say it’s too hard;
Assume that your effort’s no use.
Darkness will triumph anyway,
So yielding doesn’t need an excuse.

Perhaps you credit the dark too much.
Will it gain the day unopposed,
Because others, like you, gave in?
Was its invincibility just supposed?

The small flame of your courage
Lights one fire after another,
Building to a mighty blaze
Mere darkness cannot smother.

 

Inspired by “Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth”By Arthur Hugh Clough

 © 2008 Michael Yanega

 

 

 



 

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