A True Grit, Found Within

A spirit within us each.
A spirit within us each.
Put worries and fears aside.
Put worries and fears aside.
Be happy.
Be happy.
Storms may come to every home.
Storms may come to every home.
Hope springs eternally.
Hope springs eternally.
a strong tomorrow.
a strong tomorrow.



There's a character found within us each,

that may make us all to stand tall,

No matter our size, or if we're rich,

is possessed by the great and the small.



One of such a natural resource, this is,

and to be held within us at our birth.

That differentiates the successes in life,

a true statement of everyone's worth.



A true grit, and such a driving force,

to be found deep inside, for our needs,

If we search, we shall find it there,

all the same, without a name. it precedes.



It's the courage of old George and Abe,

and soldiers who fought in all the wars,

That to embrace by men and women in space,

and truly perpetuates our very cores.



So mommas raise your babies, those dears,

not to live in worry, to understand their fears,

Fathers take the commanding roles, the leads,

to see that the family achieves, then succeeds.



Always to take a closer look down within us,

to grasp the spiritual strength, a treasure there,

A better day, in what we may do, to say,

as our acts spring forth, all excellence, to share.







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Blue skies await us all!
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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

A gentle reminder that we have 'it'. Recognize and embrace it....Your salutation to the mommas and the fathers really does recognize a great source that enables us to find our grit Thank you for sharing

Sending Angels your way :) ps


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Solid words of wisdom, Whonu! Nicely done.

I hope you are having a great weekend my friend.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks much Bill, and glad you stopped by. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you pstraubie and your warm words, and I appreciate your support in my work. whonu


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Well put. It has been my lot to make people shine who might not otherwise.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Mhatter and have a blessed day. whonu


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Whonu, I just love your positive attitude. We all have what it takes to succeed and to see the beauty of life; it's within us. Life is what we make it. Sometimes we don't have choices, but we always have the choice to make the best of what comes out way, to overcome and reach for the stars.

Happy Sunday, my wise friend!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for the kind words and well received, my friend. whonu


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Profound words here that we all really do have that "true grit" in us and we should exercise it daily in our lives, especially us mommas and fathers no doubt!

There is nothing to fear . . . as He tells us, "Whom shall I fear?"

Very beautiful write and insight.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and your kind words are well received. Blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Faith Reaper and many times we have to draw upon our "True Grit" and meet life's challenges head on. Always appreciate your kind words. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You are so right, whonu. It is within us to do well forpourselves, to take pride in what we do, and achieve much.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Yes, my friend and we must pull this up from deep inside, at times, and meet the dawn with a new resolve.Thanks for stopping in. whonu


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Thanks for giving us hope and the will to believe in our future. : ) Loved your poem. Voted it up!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you dreamseeker, we each have true grit inside of us. Sometimes we have to rely upon this to see us through. whonu


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Danieltastic 3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

My cover photo on Facebook is merely the phrase, "Our Skin bares Gold." I feel you would appreciate this. Wonderful poem


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for sharing this my friend. Much appreciated. whonu

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