Strive To Prevail

     Occasionally I like to offer advice to our younger generation, not that I expect any of them are reading it. Yet, I will strive to prevail…Nice segue huh? Though the advice I give is only that which I have not taken myself, and that alone makes me knowledgable about the benefits of said advice. Say what? I know,, get on with the poem and stop your rambling foolishness, you old buzzard. (and you don’t think I know my readership) Basically, all I am saying is, don’t make the same mistakes that I have made,  remember, no one is going to come looking for you, unless they know you are out there. Make yourself known!

     Maybe someone out there will show this to a young person who just needs to know that if you don’t give it a try or two, or however many it takes, then your dream will never come true. And as an aside I offer this tidbit;

“The doors that you think,

to you are locked,

may only require,

a loud or persistent knock!”

      I wish for all of you, a day of great achievement.


Strive To Prevail

Be not afraid,

to blaze new trails.

Life is a series,

of pass and fails.


Trial and error,

are the ships we sail,

the voyage long,

not without travail.


But, do not succumb,

and do not bail.

Always viewing,

the grander scale.


For great achievement,

must entail,

thoughts of grandeur,

to prevail.


Jack Downing

July 2009

©Jack Downing aka All rights reserved.


About poemsandponderings

Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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5 Responses to Strive To Prevail

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Gonna send it to my boys!

  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Good advice, Jack, on both counts. One has to develop a thickened shell, I think, to succeed in life.

  3. Far too many people ain’t sailing no ship or blazing no trail. Except to the welfare office and having another kid for that $2,500 income tax refund bonus.

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