Keep going, persevere

Kicked out of the place you rented as your home,

Deserted by the ones who claimed to love you,

You take the little that you own,

And head back to where you really belong.


Hike over desert dunes,

Cover yourself from the sand storm,

Take a sip of the little water you have,

Keep moving through the arid terrain towards the ocean’s shore.


There you’ll find a little boat

That you’ll row to get back home.

Get in, and don’t stop rowing

Until you get to where you belong.

That’s it.

Keep rowing.


You’re far from the shore that you left behind, but you’re not yet home.

You’re right in the middle of the thick mass of blue water.

It carries you on its shoulders,

Towards where you belong.


Draw strength from the bright blue sky

As it offers you tranquility,

As it swaddles you, offering you peace from your frantic mind.

The sun is your compass,

Gently leading you in the right direction.



Get tired.


Look up.

Look around.


Be present.

Grow weary.

Become hopeful.


Pick up the oars and row.

Don’t stop.

Keep going.


*image from Creative Commons.

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17 thoughts on “Keep going, persevere

  1. What I love about this is how you take something that is often scary and in some cases deadly, and turn it into a thing of beauty, optimism, hope and peace. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Lovely motivating poem.
    I like the metaphor and how you develop it, even suggesting that one keeps rowing and take a moment to look around, look up and keep going. 👌🏽

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