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Persistence - The18th in the "Good Words Project

Updated on June 14, 2020

I am persistent

I am writing this poem for the 18th WORD in the "Good Words Project" words, given us weekly by fellow author Jo_Goldsmith11, in her "Good Words Project." A word to practice living by that word's meaning.

by Shyron Shenko


© By Shyron Shenko

I think I got lost along the way

But I got back on track today

I wrote this poem for Persistence

Then put my notes away

Can't seem to find them anywhere

Did I leave them in a chair?

At the hospital?

Did I leave my notebook there?

Got to get this POEM done ASAP

I will be Persistent

Just you wait and see

I will find my notes, even if I wrote them in my sleep

In the virtual notebooks that I keep

I need take a peek

I will be persistent

In my quest of the writings that I seek

This is what Persistence is all about

Searching every nook and cranny in the house

Till I ferret every notebook out

Then if I reach an impasse, I will just start again

My mind went on a hiatus

I just hope it did not go too far

Maybe I left my notes in the car

I may have to write them over,

Cause, I may never know where they are.

Authors who passed the Baton and others who are running with the Baton

Maria, has passed the Light2Love/Good Words project Baton and Billybuc, Bill has picked up the Light2Love/Good Words Project Baton and is running with it.

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko


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    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      4 months ago from North Texas

      Just now came across your comment below. I hope your eye has improved and healed well. I had cataracts removed back in summer 2018. So far so good. Still need glasses, but can't afford them so far.

      See what a difference it makes when people turn out to vote! Biden received nearly 8 million more votes than Trump, and Trump's turnout wasn't too shabby either. They both broke records.

      Trump can be comforted in knowing that he still holds the record for most lies ever told by anyone, not just a politician. Hope he will be convicted at his trial in the senate for impeachment. His lies caused 6 people to die in the insurrection, and it's lucky it wasn't worse. So far, despite lip service, Trump has proven to be above the law as have some Republican legislators. Hope things will change soon.

      Posting this to AH.

      Blessings dear friend. Stay safe!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I really do appreciate you.

      Maybe the people who supported trump will get the message and vote for what is right the next time, if there is a next time.

      I do not have a good feeling about the state our current government, and see very little hope for improvement. Yes persistence is pushing everyone give up the precious little time to go to the polls and vote.

      Sorry for the time it took for me to get back to you. I was having a problem seeing out of my left eye and Wednesday I finally went to the doctor and found out I had secondary cataract and had laser surgery. Today Walter and I went to pick up the pup. He is precious but I probably lost five pounds from making sure he did not mess up the house. He is beautiful and he is smart.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend hope all is well with you.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      I wonder if all the people who participted in the marches on Saturday will be persistent in their beliefs and continue to push their agenda? Or will they get tired, their backbones return to mush, and just stay home on election day as has been most of their habits their entire lives?

      The EC played a big part in a Trump win, and the EC didn't do it's job this election, which is to prevent pinheads like Trump from winning the presidency. But the biggest reason Trump won is that Democrats/liberals tend NOT to vote. They have a gazillion reasons for that, and sometimes none of those reasons make any sense.

      I wonder if this new awakening in the form of the protests this past Saturday will be the start of new behavior. One thing you must credit the conservatives/Republicans for is that they vote. They never take anything for granted and they vote every time. Until the Democrats understand that their votes DO count when they bother to cast one, we are doomed to a regressive congress and a regressive government of the worst sort.

      Persistence in getting everyone to the polls, persistence in pushing equal rights for everyone, is imperative.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend. Hope today is a great day for you and John.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you again for the compliment, comment and for sharing. I appreciate you more than you know.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Nadine, thank you for the comment and reminding me to keep rolling the dice.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Yes are so right. Even to keep rolling the dice one needs to be persistent! like your images.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Without persistence nothing would get done and nothing would ever change. Sharing this great poem again. Hope you are inside where it's cool. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Hello Jo, (Jo_Goldsmith11) this is one of my favorite words. I will be persistent.

      Blessings and hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, both of them.

      I hope it is nice and cool for you and you have an enjoyable night. I hope your cold is better and that you get rid of it soon.

      It was good talking to you tonight.

      I took meds for my headache and now I am going to bed.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 

      6 years ago from North Texas

      Just wrote a comment and it disappeared! People who don't give up are the people who succeed. Not every single time, but most of the time. People who do give up rarely if ever succeed and so we never hear of them.

      Too HOT and humid today! Already 87 F. here and rising. Hope you guys are comfortable whatever you're doing.

      I've had a miserable cold, the worst in over a year and a half. Thought of calling las' night, but even today I still feel like warmed over dodo. Hope you are both well. Blessings . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Dear Maria, you are the one who is precious, and I am so fortunate that you are my dear friend.

      I do hope you are enjoying your thanksgiving.

      Love and hugs to you and many blessings.


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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Your persistence is precious and so are you, dear Shyron...I am voting this poem UP and all across the board.

      Wishing you and yours a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving, dear friend. Love and hugs, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Peggy, thank you for the compliment, comment Up votes and pin to Awesome Hubpages.

      Thank you dear friend for being a dear friend.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Persistence is a good thing to have as long as it is focused on a good direction or cause. Interesting graphics Shyron. It added much pizzazz to the piece! Up votes and will pin to Awesome Hubpages.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      poetryman6969, thank you so very much for reading and commenting on my hub poem.

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      6 years ago

      There's really nothing else except persistence. I look at the people who seem to have given up and I don't care for that alternative.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Moonlake, I have missed you, I hope that all is well with you and your hubby.

      Thank you for your comment and voting this up.

      I am persistent also, and ask St. Jude Patron Saint of lost causes, and he usually comes through. And if he does not, it wasn't meant to be. I will try asking the angels to help me too. Because I lost a picture that I drew.

      It is wonderful to see you back my dear friend.

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      7 years ago from America

      I am persistent my daughter always has me help her find something like a certain kind of dish she wants because I don't give up and I will find it. I now have a granddaughter that is the same way. I enjoyed your hub. When you lose something try asking the angels to help you. They helped me find keys in the undergrowth in the middle of the woods. Voted up

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Patty, thank you for your comment, vote and for sharing, I really appreciate you.

      I am glad that there is a town that believes in positive, inspiring words.

      Blessings to you dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Hello my dear friend Jo, thank you for the compliment, comment, votes up and sharing.

      The photos are string art that I scanned

      Shalom and Blessings my dear friend

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      7 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Persistent is a winner word. A suburb in the north of our town posts a new word each month for passersby to consider. Great idea, that and these Hubs! rated up and shared.

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      7 years ago

      Once again you write so beautifully.

      Love and enjoy those videos!

      The photos are awesome~! where ever did you find them?

      They added a really great touch to your words.

      Voted up across the board and shared. :-)

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Flourish, Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you very much.

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      7 years ago from USA

      Sticktoitiveness is one of the most important qualities. I liked the whimsical nature of your poem.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, you are right, persistence is most important.

      Thank you my dear friend for your comments, votes, pin and for sharing, I do appreciate you.

      Hope your day improves.

      Blessings again

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for comment my friend and I am glad you are persistent and hope you continue to be.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, I still did not find them, I must have left them at the hospital when they call me to let me know that I could take hubby home. But you never know I found things, I had lost long long ago.

      Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, I did not find them, I had to redo them, I am still looking for them. I will not give up, I may use them when I do find them.

      Thank you for the vote-up and the pin.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I laughed when you were looking everywhere for your notes, i can relate. We get so busy with living out our life, we persistently get lost in the shuffle at times but thank goodness we recover. Loved your rhyming fashion. Well done..

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      The Examiner-1 

      7 years ago

      Good, you found it. :-) That was really very expressive Shyron. It showed how someone should have tenacity in what they are doing to get it done. I voted it up and pinned it.


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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have always been persistent. My life had and still has many challenges and I make sure to get my plans going no matter what nothing can stand in my way. Great word!

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      C E Clark 

      7 years ago from North Texas

      Persistence is important. It isn't always the smartest, the most talented, or the most skilled person who succeeds. In fact, it is usually the person who does not give up, the person with persistence and determination. The person who perseveres through all the setbacks and discouragements.

      Persistence will take a person further almost every time than all the brains, talent, and skill. That is why the turtle won the race even though he was very slow. He focused on his goal and didn't give up or allow himself to be distracted.

      Excellent poem as always. Voted up, interesting, pinned to AH, and will share.


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