On Falling Down

Life is full of trials and tribulations, yet we may succeed, if we give it our all.
Life is full of trials and tribulations, yet we may succeed, if we give it our all.
Gray skies about us, yet blue skies in our hearts.
Gray skies about us, yet blue skies in our hearts.
Dark clouds take shape all about us.
Dark clouds take shape all about us.
Storms may come, but we weather the worst.
Storms may come, but we weather the worst.
As the storm subsides, we gain a victory in our fortitude.
As the storm subsides, we gain a victory in our fortitude.
Calmer days will soon prevail.
Calmer days will soon prevail.
Majestic days to come.
Majestic days to come.


A broken leg, and an injured spine,

high school days, bad times were mine,

my football aspirations crushed,

all my hopes lay still, as hushed.


Then I got back up on my two feet,

refusing this, to resign in defeat,

I marched on to college, joined a team,

tennis then, was my dream.


I became a teacher and traveled on,

I made this choice, this was my own.

No tougher road for many back then,

my lessons learned were tried again.


Marriage next, and children, so soon,

Life's struggles now, no welcome tune.

A brain tumor did before me to loom,

These terrible days, seemed my doom.


I got back up and to teach some more,

went on to school, my degree in store.

I refused to lay still, on that cold floor,

As in my resolve, fine blessings did pore.


Time marched on, great trials still came,

I approached each one, results the same.

There's nothing there to make you lame,

just keep on trying, to win life's game.


Nothing feels quite as good as success,

a reward to those who give their best.

Though trials and tribulations may rain,

a treasure found, shall be our gain.






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Our tomorrows will be brighter and we will be strong.
Our tomorrows will be brighter and we will be strong.

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Honest and inspirational. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. A remarkable life is all that keeps me going now.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and keep on trucking. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Jamie and we are blessed that we may all get up and keep on going. whonu


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Beautifully written, and full of poignant truths. "Getting up" is challenge of life we each have to face in our time and measure. Up ++.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

I agree, and thanks for stopping by. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

There really are so many treasures and gifts out there for us to find. Unpleasant things occur, yes, but we HAVE to continue on, to see what the best will be...


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you aviannovice and I do agree..we must keep rising to each challenge. whonu


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Thank you for the inspiration to keep moving forward.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

You are so welcome my friend. whonu

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