Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,512 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

I Will Conquer - Poem by Juan Olivarez

I will conquer,
Though I be grey, and old, and bent.
And though I wobble here and there.
Though the paint is faded now,
And on the surface, many dents.

I will perservere,
though it hurts to live, with many cares.
when worry lines cover my brow.
When arthritic fingers are locked in place,
And a lack of hunger, which is so rare.

And I will fly,
And on a different plane appear.
And then I will never die,
there will be no more pain, nor grief.
No longer tired or sad, or anything to fear.

10/29/13 Alton Texas


Comments about I Will Conquer by Juan Olivarez

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (11/28/2013 12:15:00 AM)

    death ends not but continues the life's cycle.
    wonderful write, Juan. (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren Valerie Dohren (11/24/2013 5:36:00 PM)

    An excellent write Juan, a great philosophy to aspire to. Especially like the last verse. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (11/1/2013 7:46:00 AM)

    You've offered up another gem; very true, and very good. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013


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