When your face hits the floor
And despair is at your door
Don't be afraid
Stand up and fight some more
When your beat up and broken
Don't let defeat get you chokin
Because losing is in winning
So keep your fire stokin
Strong as a wall
Keep your mind clear
and throw away fear
Don't be afraid of getting back up
just because you will be beat up
that is the nature of life
whoever told you there won't be strife?
Whoever told you that you only have one shot
Miss and that's all you got?
That's a fallacy
To give you a doomed mentality
Time is eternal
Without beginning or end
Mistakes to be made
A debt that can't be paid
And that's why Christ was sent here
So that we could all be saved
The spirit is willing
but the flesh is weak
Let your soul be your body
And it will do as you seek
Bam, smack, a beat to the head,
You fall to the ground, almost dead
But that doesn't stop us, we stand up
And we raise our fists again, just to be beat up
That's what I call Immortal not the fact that we don't fall
But the fact that we always get up again
Rather than not at all
We might not be gods
but we have what it takes to be His children;
heart, and potential
Strive and you will grow exponential
My life honestly is like a playlist of music
Put on shuffle and repeat
stand up then fall back down, promise to myself to do better and sometimes do worse than before. But so is life a hardship of trial and error and even though I succeed so little compared to how much I fail I would rather try than not try at all, otherwise I might as well
So again stand up
And stand tall
Don't ever quit
even if you have to crawl!
Because you are worth it
And you can make it
So get back on the path
And don't ever forsake it.
I'm glad you enjoyed it, at the time, I was thinking of writing something that would melt away all of the negative thinking and excuses I give myself everyday and to get rid of the claustrophobic tunnel vision I have sometimes; you know, the I'm alone depressed and my life is meaningless, and I'm always in a dark murky abyss while the light shines on the other side of the tunnel wherever I am not.
Ya those thoughts always seem to take hold when I don't have anything to occupy my time. When it's all up to me to keep myself feeling happy, when I am in that situation those thoughts usually get the best of me but not this time!
4 years ago
4 years ago
by Ben Pickard
What a truly inspirational write, all delivered with great rhyme.
I have always said 'whatever comes at you in life, face on your feet' and the sentiments in this poem reaffirm those feelings nicely.