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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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Be Encouraged

When you have been inspired to do great things in life
The road ahead will be filled with many a trouble and strife
You've tried to succeed many times but always seem to fail
Maybe the path you have taken is worn so try another trail

The path that is set before us is filled with many a gravel
There is many a curves set before us and can be difficult to travel
So don't give up and keep the faith, not accept failure as your fate
That is when success will step in and open up the gate

Many signs are set before us to show us the way to go
We ignore the very things that keeps us in the know
It seems like success takes a long time to enter in
When you feel like giving up is when faith steps in and win

Submitted: Thursday, January 03, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 12, 2013


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  • Amitava Sur (11/21/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    Truly an encouraging poem which charges up the mind. Injects energy in a hollow mind...... very fine.

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  • Beauteous Victory (11/11/2013 2:14:00 PM)

    Thank you for encouraging me. What an excellent poem.

  • Neethu Prasanna (10/15/2013 2:21:00 PM)

    A motivating poem..high marks!

  • Sj Holland (9/27/2013 1:42:00 PM)

    Very good, Patricia! I like

    ...So don't give up and keep the faith, not accept failure as your fate
    That is when success will step in and open up the gate...

    The only way we can fail is to give up. Have a nice day.

  • Ramesh Rai (8/19/2013 9:26:00 PM)

    faith is a great achievement. for instance i m writing poetry since teenage. i had so many responsibilities. i keep it continued off and on with faith to do after completion of major responsibilities. time is now coming very closer to devote fully.
    so a great write.a great poem.

  • Bobby Wynn (8/6/2013 2:25:00 PM)

    Like it, so much easier said than done.

  • Louis Rams (7/29/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    encouraged by a woman named PATRICIA GRANTHAM- I will move forward, I will take my stand.
    with words of encouragement she leads you thru your aches and pains, and always letting you know
    in your heart there is no shame.

  • Valsa George (7/29/2013 1:49:00 AM)

    ..... 'not accept failure as your fate'...Yes, when we persevere with hope, may be after taking a different track, that success steps in and opens the gate! As Samuel Johnson says- Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance''! Often it is when we are about to give up, that success steps in! A great message so valid in all times, put in lilting verse! !

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/27/2013 12:51:00 PM)

    Never give up is the motto. Nicely expressed.

  • Dave Walker (1/3/2013 5:14:00 PM)

    It's a long road we have to walk, but ig we want to
    make it a good life we have to walk it. A fantastic poem.

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