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A Haiku - Persistence

Updated on October 2, 2012

If at first success is elusive, chase it down and be conclusive.

The "piece of cake" usually comes at the end of the meal, even at the end of the year.
The "piece of cake" usually comes at the end of the meal, even at the end of the year. | Source

Persevering shows persistence.



Persistence is this:

All it takes to persevere.

Worth doing? Work now.


Fishermen know how.

Repaired nets must first get wet.

Hours may go by.


It takes persistence.

So joy is no different.

Pursue your goal now.


Fish may come calling.

There's always "the other side."

Cast your net and see.


Once, twice, even more,

The heavy net is drawn...cast.

Fishermen must fish.


Life is like that, too.

Striving for the goals takes time.

Worth doing? Work now.


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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." (Henry David Thoreau)



Even fishermen's wives work while they wait.

Some things take time.  Success takes persistence. ©  2012  Demas W. Jasper   All rights reserved.
Some things take time. Success takes persistence. © 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved. | Source

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hello there,

      This poem drew me in from the homepage. Amazing, well done, great message, purely written. Thanks for this, all hubbers should see this one. Voted up and awesome.

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      Norbert L. Mercado 4 years ago

      "Life is like that" - one of my favorite statements. Everyone should find a worthwhile activity and lean into it. Thank you for sharing your literary work.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      janshares: I hope they do see this one. Instant success fades almost instantly; while success from persistence persists.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      norbertmercado : I suspect you are leaning into something as we communicate today. Worthwhile goal? From your statement, that probably goes without saying.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      A poem of resilience and reflective of the strength of the inner spirit, that when we draw on it, it shines through the haze of "cannots". Avery positive work that we may all draw upon and find a common thread that connects us all.

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      mackyi 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this motivational poem! I think this is good for us hubbers --- perseverance is what we all need, in order to achieve our goals.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      As a grandfather now, I suspect this also applies to raising children as well as seeking to become better ourselves.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Wonderfully said.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The analogy of the fisherman is profound. We fish daily in many ways.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      wetnosedogs: Ditto.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice: An analogy: Obama is fishing for votes every day, but worries that the only voters he's catching now are suckers. (It really is a type of American fish!) ;-o)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Very inspiring...think i'll give it a go - again! lol

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. I agree once we set our minds to something we must pursue it at all cost and never give up. The imagery of fisherman is just terrific. Passing this on.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Very good advice.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      An inspiring message. The analogy of the fisherman is perfect. Patience and persistence will get us there evry time.

      Voting up

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I fully believe in persistence. This is inspirational, and I will share!!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      midget38: Thanks for the sharing, may you persist in such an effort. ;-o)

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