Poem: Never lose Courage

Never lose courage
Never lose courage

One thing at a time, and

that done well

is the best of all rules

as many can tell.

Moments are useless…

frittered away…

work while you work,

play while you play.


Whenever you have work to do,

do it with a will.

Those who reach the top,

first must climb the hill.

Standing at the foot,

gazing at the sky…

How can you get up?

If you never try!

Those who stumble oft,

never be downcast

But try and try again,

you will succeed at last!

- Grandpa's words

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urs_dipak 6 years ago from Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Nice one shurbhi, like both your as well as your teddy icon

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Very encouraging and inspiring.

Thanks. :)

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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

I agree with Lady_E. I got encouragement and inspiration for this. Thank you for sharing.

andhra history 6 years ago

inspiring one... nice hub. thank you.

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FuzzyCookie 6 years ago

rough around the edges but bful in its own way and inspiring.

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Abhitheprince 6 years ago

this ones also good

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Excellent, inspiring., and so well written . Thank you.

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Daniel J. Neumann 6 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa


I'm trying to reconcile "Moments are useless…

frittered away…

work while you work,

play while you play"


"One thing at a time, and

that done well."

To me, we've got to live in a state of Now, like meditating while working, breathing, or eating rice (tasting every grain before we swallow). That's what most Buddhists would say, anyway :)

I feel like you may or may not have meant that, though. I love the ambiguity of poetry. It could mean so many things!

I really liked this. It reminds me of a couple of Coldplay songs I listen to. Nice, lyrical quality. Good, insightful content. Overall, impressive.

I’d love for you to read my latest Tanka/Haiku collection, “What It Means to be Alive.”

Thanks for sharing this,


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dilipchandra12 6 years ago from India

hhmmmm great hub, good work... inspiring one... enjoyed reading, thank you.

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the clean life 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

Very inspiring Hub Surabhi. Great Job! Also I love your positive attitude and how your profile read. Everything you wrote is so true. Smile, Laugh and Love All.

Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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diyabhatt 6 years ago from Noida

Very inspiring poem Surabhi...Thanks for sharing.... :)

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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author


My pleasure! Thanks for dropping by =)

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Kavita Trivedi 6 years ago from London

This rings so true for me and I felt that I could totally identify with this. Very inspirational. voted up :)

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richtwf 6 years ago

There is beauty in simplicity and this poem exemplifies that in my humble opinion. And the message a very simple and delightfully scribed one. A lovely pearl of wisdom Surabhi.

Howdy 24 months ago

That's a genuinely impsvsriee answer.

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