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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


0 posted 02-14-2017 09:37 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

so life has not been kind to you
yes, I understand
and it is effortless to
just give up
scream to the stormy skies above
you win . . . Iíll stop trying
to keep my head above the water
no!
that isnít the way you should do it
you have to reach way down
where stoutness lives
and let them see your true grit
keep charging ahead
never giving an inch
even when it looks like all is lost
for, it isnít all about you
you see
there are those
who thinks the world of you
and even if you donít think you are worth it
they do, my friend
donít, and I mean never
let them down
an upbeat mind-set
is the only way to
fight the fight . . . win the war
at the end of the struggle
you will at last understand
that winning the battle
will set well within yourself
you will have
a lasting mindset
which will give you ultimate courage

©February 14, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 666
In The Mirror


1 posted 02-14-2017 05:00 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Well said JerryPat. Very motivating and upbeat.

...just bein' Bluesy

JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
Posts 15742
South Louisiana


2 posted 02-14-2017 05:43 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you Bluesy!

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

BluesSerenade
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since 10-23-2001
Posts 10464
By the Seaside


3 posted 03-07-2017 07:45 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Words to live by JP.

Wonderful and uplifting poem
P.U Stinkenbaum
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since 03-09-2017
Posts 143
Watersking with Tidy-Bowl Man


4 posted 03-09-2017 02:43 AM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

You have an attitude that I like sir! No added ingredients, just some plain talk! Not enough of that goin' around much anymore.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...please!

JLHunter
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since 10-08-2006
Posts 551
CA United States


5 posted 03-09-2017 08:15 AM       View Profile for JLHunter   Email JLHunter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JLHunter

Plying those misty waters again, I see. "Blinded sight" = "insight," methinks? Good write!

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. -Khalil Gibran

P.U Stinkenbaum
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since 03-09-2017
Posts 143
Watersking with Tidy-Bowl Man


6 posted 03-11-2017 01:52 AM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

Hi JerryPat2,

My feelings reflect those others who visited your work. There is a little 'ditty', if I may refer to it as such, that I really enjoyed. Here it is.
quote:
"there are those
who thinks the world of you
and even if you donít think you are worth it
they do, my friend
donít, and I mean never
let them down"
Solid words of wisdom.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...please!

JL
Member Ascendant
since 04-01-2004
Posts 6134
Texas, USA


7 posted 03-11-2017 06:22 AM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Running, striving, and struggling, and don't give-up.
(Reminds me of an old Frank Sinatra song.
"That's Life")
I shouldn't of thought of that - now I'll have that tune in my head all day.


Nice one, Jerry!!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
Posts 15742
South Louisiana


8 posted 03-11-2017 12:49 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I appreciate your thoughts, Blues.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


9 posted 03-11-2017 12:51 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You have that magic touch in your comments, P.U  Thank you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


10 posted 03-11-2017 12:53 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you or you "Solid words of wisdom," PU.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
JerryPat2
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11 posted 03-11-2017 12:55 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Hah! Now I'll have that song in my head all day also, JL.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

nakdthoughts
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since 10-29-2000
Posts 19404
Between the Lines


12 posted 04-14-2017 08:16 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I don't know why, but your words brought tears to my eyes.
JerryPat2
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13 posted 04-14-2017 08:20 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I hope they were happy tears, Naked. Thank you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Night_Owl
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since 04-13-2017
Posts 7


14 posted 04-14-2017 09:59 AM       View Profile for Night_Owl   Email Night_Owl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Night_Owl

Great Message! My favorite lines..
"there are those
who thinks the world of you
and even if you donít think you are worth it
they do, my friend"
JerryPat2
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Posts 15742
South Louisiana


15 posted 04-14-2017 10:05 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thanks ever so much, NightOwl. I greatly appreciate your thoughtful words concerning my poem.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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