Life's Ups and Downs

brendamarie By brendamarie, 6th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This poem is about getting through hard times in life. When we are going through hard times, there are points that we don't think we can make through. We find strengths we didn't know we had. We learn a lesson from everything that we go through.

Hidden strength

Being down at the lowest of lows.
This frame of mind really blows.
But, everyone knows
There is only one way you can go.

After being down so low, you can only go up.
After seeing the darkness for so long.
Knowing all the time that you are strong.
Your strength will get you through.

It’s the greatest feeling,
When all the stress is done.
You know, you learned some new things.
Maybe, you see yourself in a different view.
You pulled through.

Somehow you know you grow.
Yes, you may have stewed
In the darkness, for some time.
When it’s all over, there is a joy to be found.

Everything happens for a reason
No matter what the season.
There is a lesson to be learned
In the ways that your world turns.

Words of advice

No matter what comes along in your life. Remember troubled times will not last forever. Even through, it may not look like you can make it through, whatever it is that you are going through, you have hidden strength. You will overcome all that life puts in front of you.


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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
7th Oct 2015 (#)

brendamarie, excellent article and great advice. Life can be hard but we are surrounded by love and beauty. Enjoy it each and every day. It is now fall and the leaves and trees are a sight to see. They make me smile. My favorite leaves are the yellow and red ones but everything is beautiful this time of year. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Oct 2015 (#)

Very true and enlightening poem as we have our downs its when the ups come that makes life challenging and amazing, my compliments Brendamarie

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author avatar Retired
7th Oct 2015 (#)

This is true. Trouble times don't last forever! Thanks for the share.

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author avatar Carol Roach
8th Oct 2015 (#)


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author avatar spirited
8th Oct 2015 (#)

I like your last verse here, as well as the whole poem brendamarie.

Ninety times out of one-hundred you would be right, tough times don't last.

The other time, we might die before getting through it, but if you believe in the afterlife, there must be another learning opportunity here too.

I say this because although my Dad struggled hard, he didn't get through, he died.

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author avatar brendamarie
8th Oct 2015 (#)

Spirited thank-you for pointing that out. You are right. My father struggled most of his live and died in the process of things getting better.

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author avatar brendamarie
8th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank-you Carol, Jessica and Fern for your commentd

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author avatar onenow
8th Oct 2015 (#)

Yes. Good advice. When I am facing challenges I know that "this too shall pass." Thanks.

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author avatar M G Singh
9th Oct 2015 (#)

Life is indeed complex. Nice poem

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
10th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on what makes us go on when the going gets tough.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Oct 2015 (#)

I agree that we have to go thru all sorts of hurdles

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author avatar Kingwell
12th Oct 2015 (#)

Another good post and I agree that we never know what life is going to throw at us. I am also often amazed at our ability to carry on even after tragic events. Blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Oct 2015 (#)

Life is made up of many chapters, both happy and sad.

We are mere players in the end; children, parents, grandparents - sometimes acting different roles at the same time! siva

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