Resilience

I’m stronger than you know
‘Cause I’ve learned to bend;
And though my burdens show
I refuse to let them win.

I’ve learned from everyday struggles
Fighting is often letting go;
Worrying only adds to troubles
There’s strength in saying no.

Look inside before above;
Don’t be bullied by peers.
Live your own love;
Don’t surrender to fears.

Question what came before;
Listen before you speak.
Give more than owe;
Turn the other cheek.

Smile more than frown;
Share what you own.
Don’t let sorrows drown;
Laugh more than moan.

Keep your feet on the ground;
Be grateful for your time;
When kicked down, rebound;
The view is worth the climb.

About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking. View all posts by John Northcutt Young

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