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Joshua Crumpton

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Never Surrender


I'll never surrender, forever fighting til the end. Life often buries my face in the dirt, yet I stand to my feet and try again.

At times the world is cold and harsh, things never seem to go the right way.
I must march out of the darkness and never again let myself fall astray.

I'm far from perfect, so many bad choices I tend to repeat.
But continue with my head held high, for I will never accept defeat.

Still the past memories and negativity slice through me, I lie bleeding with my fragile heart tossed upon the ground.
Somehow I must remain positive, keep in my mind the peace and faith I have found.

There has been far too many days lost by dwelling on the past.
Can't go back and change it, so I must make the most of life while it lasts.

Will not lay in sorrow, no more desolation and despair.
My daughters by my side, like two angels giving me the strength to withstand the beating, take it all, grin and bear.

I can not surrender, I must be here for my kids everyday and give them everything that I possibly can.
To have love, trust, guidance, and a better childhood than myself is the ultimate plan.

With these goals set that I must accomplish, never will I give up, I will always try.
I'll push through the agonizing pain to stand, never will I lay down and die.

Submitted: Sunday, May 06, 2012
Edited: Monday, May 07, 2012

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(April 24,2012)

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  • Bronze Star - 6,756 Points * Sunprincess * (8/29/2014 7:29:00 PM)

    .............never give up....never surrender....this is what life is all about....this positive message is very nicely penned.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points Patricia Grantham (8/29/2014 7:10:00 PM)

    A very positive and a truly inspiring write. It lifts
    the spirits and makes the mind soar. Don't ever
    give up. That is the ultimate goal in life. Loved this write Joshua. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,032 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/29/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    Congrats. The poem deserved the honor it got. Your firm determination not to surrender and fight is an inspiration for others and a message that will remain in the book of poems for ever. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,164 Points Neela Nath (9/17/2012 3:19:00 AM)

    Marvelous poem.Love is the driving force which makes us stronger to win the struggle of life. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,585 Points Sallam Yassin (9/11/2012 11:56:00 AM)

    go ahaed with love god bless u. i'm sure with ur love and faith N THIS TALENT U ARE ALWAYS WINNER NO MATTER WHAT....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (8/30/2012 7:26:00 AM)

    A great capture of the love of a father for his children and great write.his courage to stand tall against adversity and all that drops us on our arse on a regular basis. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,403 Points Savita Tyagi (8/29/2012 4:01:00 PM)

    Beautiful write. Life is struggle but you have love's strength by your side. Stand by that love. Love your optimism. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 496 Points Leslie Philibert (8/29/2012 4:14:00 AM)

    I think this is a good poem, that has rightly become good reviews. Just one small point, , the couplet structure
    is not always constant (4,6 and 7 stanzas) which breaks up the tempo, but all in all very good work! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,931 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/29/2012 3:21:00 AM)

    when we surrender our life to sacrifice for the welfare of the family, in particular for the children, we do not have to surrender for any other evils. JC, though sad and in certain lines too much of unnecessary visuals, still inspirational to thousands of hearts who need to be inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Walton (8/29/2012 1:40:00 AM)

    Actually, Nilangshu, 'to strive, to seek...' etc. is St Ignatius Loyala, not Homer. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,164 Points Neela Nath (8/12/2012 10:59:00 AM)

    wow! It sounds like Ulysses --to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.A poem on strong optimism.Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Dr Library @ Debadarshi (8/5/2012 10:07:00 PM)

    great! ! ! ! ! ! the memories are clearly depicted, and do hope uoy continue......
    but broyher please don't conider me gifted, i am just what life have been teaching me.....
    wish you a bright future... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Darkangel Flyfree (8/5/2012 6:44:00 PM)

    Very good poem! Never give up, never surrender, you have something to live for and eventually things will get better. Love your poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sherry Painter (8/5/2012 2:42:00 PM)

    This is a poem about presaverence, and I loved every lie that has been written. With these, I'm assumeing, real life cases, it makes pomes worth takeing the time to have been read :) ..... Let me just say, if I had more than 2 thumbs I'd have them up as well as the 2 :) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kasia Fedyk (8/5/2012 9:36:00 AM)

    Joshua, this is an amazing poem, I feel the pure emotion in every letter, with so much truth ringing through. The light you have within is so strong and it will never fail you in all that you do in your life, I can feel your strength, believe, faith and hope poring out. That is so right past is past all we have is now this moment and its precious, it is up to us to make it, with every beat of our heart filled with love. Joshua, Beautiful! ! God Bless Love and Light (Report) Reply

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