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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Something Worthwhile

This battered heart
growing up
the hard way
learning to take
bruises and scrapes in stride
using these tears
to wash away the bad
clear out for the good
taking baby steps now
down the long and winding road
ran and fell enough
to learn that lesson
just want to finish the race
don't have to be first
placing faith that
grace'll get me through
and life will chisel
something worthwhile
out of me yet

In response to ABC Wednesday, Poetic Bloomings and Carry On Tuesday


  1. Life is what we make of it isn't it. It does shape us and make us but, it doesn't have to break us, unless we let it.
    This is powerful in resolve and determination to succeed even through past hurt.
    Very nice read.

  2. Well-written story. I agree that taking part is more important than finishing first :-) Hopefully, we are getting into something worthwhile.
    Best, M.

  3. No doubt it will. I like the poignancy of this piece...

    dregs in a tea cup

  4. Very well written and good for the letter S. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

  5. Life does have a way of chiseling things out of us. Very nice writing!

  6. A very inspirational post - keep on truckin'

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  7. Yes, to finish the race is important. Not necessarily to be first or second, but to FINISH, even if last! I like your poem and message.

  8. your last line struck a fine chord with with me...
    I think life can chisel something from all of us...if we let it

  9. what a beautiful take on the prompt

  10. It's about the survival in race, for as long as possible, rather than a race to get there first! Life is what we make of it, but life makes something of us too.. a very intriguing take to this.


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