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Keep Pressing On (Poem)

Updated on August 4, 2012
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Wading through adversity

Trying to make sense of it all

Sometimes seems like an eternity

Have you even prospered at all


So many trials knock at the door

Just when life seems to be going great

These obstacles come and with them more

Than we can handle want to escape

Do Not Give Up

Everyone goes through hard times in life, no one is alone in this fight! The beauty of life is that we have others who will gather around us during these times to help us get back up. Never take advantage of that person in your life who helps you when life is tough and who celebrates when your life is going great.

This song below encourages us that we are loved, we have people who care for us!

Josh Groban: You Are Loved

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You must remember and keep in mind

These trials will mold and shapen you

Into someone stronger this you'll find

To master the art this you must do


Both feet turned forward don't look behind

The past has been lived the present in sight

New lessons to learn don't become blind

You are never alone in this fight


Do not give up and do not lose fervor

Perseverance is the key to success

Will give you strength no need to surrender

Keep pressing on life will fill in the rest.

Inspiration

I have met many friends here on HubPages, friends that I hold dear to my heart. I know that some of my friends here have trials going on in their lives. We all have problems that come our way at some point in time. I wanted to share some encouragement to my friends and any of you who will venture on over to read this poem. We are in this together.

I hope you enjoyed this change in writing. I love writing limericks, but sometimes I have to break the barrier of humor and write something thought provoking and serious. Take care fellow hub friends and know that you have people who care for you. Even people you only know through an online writing site care for you. That is an awesome fact and truly a treasure that I will never take for granted!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Deep meaning and great advice, Josh! How many times have you heard, "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it!" It's only those who do as you've stated (and demonstrated) that succeed.

      Great Read!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An uplifting hub! I totally agree with every line you wrote. Life is not a complete bed of roses and one have to bravely tread on a thorn (problem) so that one climbs one's way to success and happiness! Also we have to care for our loved ones and appreciate them for being there with us through thick and thin. HubPages is indeed a friendly community full of encouraging fellow-writers. I established camaraderie with most of my fellow-hubbers. I am here only because of my supportive fellow-hubber-friends! Your tribute at the end of your fetching poem is befitting! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome. Voted up

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow, thank you for this most inspiring hub article to wake up to this morning. I have to tell you I truly agree with your message about caring for others even when you may never have met them in person and only online. Like I have told you in the past, you are truly wise beyond your years and such a wonderful person. It is so true that your parents did a great job raising you and please never change. Happy to call you my friend :) Voted up and shared too.

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      GiblinGirl 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I agree with the other hubbers - very uplifting and inspirational. I've had quite a few ups and downs this past year especially and you really find out who cares about you.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You always inspire...just when we think we have you in your niche you come along and do something different and wonderful. You are wise beyond your years and I am happy to be in your circle of hubbers!

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting because you've hit upon a subject that relates to everyone.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      A wonderful message, Josh, keep up the great hubs and well appreciated in their message.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      This is a great hub Josh, we all have to learn to press on even when adversity strikes.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Cool, Josh! WTG! I think we can shake hands on the fact that we must press on in spite of adversity!

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      Sid Kemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great message Nephew! A message I believe strongly in. Loved the poem but the message is the key ingredient to this hub. Good job buddy!

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

      Well said Josh, I agree with Mary in that you are a wise young man. We can not forget the past and must learn from it, but focus on the present and what lies ahead!

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Josh,

      This is very much like one of my unpublished hubs. You have expressed love and encouragement with words and music so much better than I ever could. I've learned here that I may only know fellow hubbers through their words and emotions. But,I know their hearts with great insight to their souls. And they are beautiful, as is this.

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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      Everyone can use some encouragement and this inspiring hub was very helpful. I also thought it was full of compassion.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ish,

      Thanks so much for your awesome response and encouragement! Treading the thorn is exact;y what i was envisioning here! Awesome. I am because of the support I have received as well!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      Thanks so much Janine! Your encouragement here on this poem is awesome! Thanks so much for the compliment, you rock! I am happy to call you friend as well! Have a great day!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Giblin,

      Thanks for your positive feedback here! Yes, that is definitely when we realize who cares for us!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      Thanks so much, had to spice things up a bit! Your support is priceless Mary, it really is! Thanks for your detailed voting and compliments.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      whonunuwho,

      Thanks for your compliment and feedback!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Thanks Julie for your ongoing support and encouragement on this poem!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      Thanks, glad it touched you! Have a great day friend, and thanks for the support!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      SidKemp,

      No problem, you are definitely welcome!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill,

      Thanks so much Uncle Bill! Glad you loved the message, it came fro the heart for sure!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mark,

      Thanks so much Mark! Yes what you have just said is so very true!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      sweethearts2,

      Thanks so much! WOW, that was an awesome compliment! Yes, I agree with you for sure!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      flash,

      Thanks so much for your response, glad it could encourage you!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Pretty much amazed by your technique Josh! The words just keep transmitting the message of strong will. We won't give up indeed! You have a wonderful weekend buddy!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joseph,

      Thanks so much! Glad the message touched you buddy!

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Hi Josh! I like to see both side of you through your writing. This poem is inspiring to me. Keep writing, sharing, laughing, and loving. Your friend, Kelley

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Great hub Josh! Very uplifting and exactly what people need sometimes ^_^ voted up, beautiful, useful and awesome!!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kelley,

      Thanks so much for your encouragement and compliment Kelley!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mama,

      Thanks Mama! I am glad you were touched by it! Thanks for the votes! I appreciate your support Mama!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      rcrumple,

      Thanks for being the first to comment on this poem and for leaving me such an awesome comment of encouragement!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You have to keep on trucking no matter what obstacles you encounter. Friends who understand and care enough to be there for you are angels on earth. The best friends are the ones who know when you need a laugh or smile without you telling them. They just know. That's awesome! Your hub is just want many people need to hear. Keep on being your amazing self! :)

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      josh: This may be serious but it is a beautiful poem. You are wise beyond your years, josh. You seem to know what life is about. The key to success is to endure. By success, I do not mean wealth and fame, I mean rich in love, life, nature around us, friends, HP, etc. You certainly are a rich man, josh.

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      catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

      Josh, very touching and inspiring. You are a very special person who I'm so glad I have met here on HubPages. And the Josh Groban song... I love anything he does!

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Josh, beautiful hub about the importance of pressing on. I've never heard of Josh Groban - what a tender compelling voice he has .. love the song too.

      God uses everything in our lives, the good, the bad and the ugly all to shape us as you say. When we really believe this it becomes an adventure to see what God is up to in the midst of the trial.

      Thanks for the encouragement to press on and for caring about your friends. Thanks also for introducing me to Josh Groban.

      God Bless You!

      Mekenzie

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Great Job, Josh! I absolutely love it and the lessons are great :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Josh, wow, how profound. This piece is filled with many, many truths! We all must persevere no matter what. Hub Pages is a beautiful community who share and love. Thank you for sharing this new writing style, as you said it is a new style, and it is awesome indeed! God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Josh.. a poem that keeps you pressing on.. yeah great idea to use it in a poetry format bless you :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      What you said about best friends is so true! Laughing with friends is the best medicine! Thanks for your awesome compliment Linda!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Suzette,

      Thanks so much for your awesome comments you provide me with! I always enjoy your visits to my hubs, because they are so encouraging!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      cat,

      Aww, thanks so much! That was awesome of you to say! I am glad to have mert you too! Yes, he is a fantastic singer!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mekenzie,

      Thanks for your encouragement and compliment Mekenzie! You are welcome for the introduction of Josh Groban!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Keith,

      Thanks Keith, you rock!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      FAith,

      Thanks so much for that encouragement and awesome feedback!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Frank,

      Thanks for your positive feedback, compliment and continued support as of late!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you. I promise I will not give up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Josh my dear... I am loving your poems and well I just love everything you do..

      go look at my poem "a poet was he" I think you will be surprised.. blessings and hugs my friend

      Debbie

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      My friend follow your wise advise as long as you can. And when you think "it" is too hard, remember me.

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      So encouraging and sweetly written~may you feel this encouragement for yourself as well. Blessing and Peace :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Eric,

      Thanks for your feedback and never give up!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Debbie,

      Thanks for stopping by and giving me this awesome compliment! I read your poem and the shout out was very thoughtful!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mhatter99,

      Thanks buddy, you are awesome!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      TSOM,

      Thanks for your visit and have a great day!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. You are so right Josh we must never give up because there will always be a family member or a friend to help us to go on. If we add faith to that and rely on the Lord for a helping hand in need then we can get through life just fine. Great inspirational hub. Passing this on.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Josh, This is a beautiful hub, with the poetry and the message, which is so true. You picked a great song to match your message. Overall, Beautiful, Awesome and Useful! I enjoyed it very much.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Gypsy,

      Thanks for you awesome feedback on my poem! You are so right!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Pamela,

      Thanks so much for stopping and giving me this awesome compliment Pamela!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      I love this poem/hub of yours, Josh, revealing your serious side. I agree all the way with you :)

      Voted up and awesome!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Martie,

      Thanks so much Martie, glad you loved it!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      My young poet, I know I am remiss by not visiting you more often. Your words are wise beyond your years. You have moved this poet with your eloquence. Everyone needs somebody to love, Imagine how the world would be if we showed more of it. John's signature song has reverberated many times around our planet.

      Your words have rocked me and I am thankful for the friends who silently are here at the Hubs supporting my writing and being friends. Thank you for sharing your LOVE to us your fellow writers and friends. Peace and blessings to you sir.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Vincent,

      WOW, thanks so much for your encouraging compliment here! I am so glad this was able to touch you! I am so honored right now!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Such compassion in your words, song choice and your very presence in our community. Even when we laugh, it is fun and in the healthiest of spirits.

      I am reminded of the Kate Bush song: Don't Give Up, maybe Peter Gabriel too... In your message of inspiration. Voted UP and UABI.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Maria,

      Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed this poem! Thanks for being you Maria, have a good day! :)

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      ShubeyThePoet 4 years ago from Williamsville,NY

      Josh.."Keep Pressing On" is amazing!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shubey,

      Thanks for your visit Shubey!

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      This is surreal! A brilliant note, my friend :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      shruit,

      Thanks for your endearing compliment of this poem!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Highs and lows, ups and downs are part of life. Its important not to get cowed down but to keep going onwards. Time never remains the same.

      Great write Josh.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      I enjoyed your work very much and I share the same goals and ideals in my own life. We must persevere and keep going forward.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rajan,

      Thanks so much Rajan for your visit and for your insights as well!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      whonunuwho,

      Thanks so much!

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      Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Great words of encouragement, Josh and a great poem. It is nice to know we have fellow writers who care.

      Voted up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ann,

      Thanks friend! I am glad you enjoyed this poem of mine!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Great pep talk. Thanks for the reminder on never giving up. Voted up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Dianna.,

      You are so very welcome!

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