When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

A Poem by Laura Harrison

Life is a road with so many speed bumps on it that it will make you want to throw up.

It is that b***h that kicks you down again when you have only just dusted yourself off the ground.

But there is a reason why it is called ‘life.’

Because you are supposed to live it.

So when you feel like giving up, remember that there are still books you haven’t read and songs you haven’t heard.

There are still places you have never seen and people that you have never met.

And there is your dream waiting at the end of the rainbow for you.


Life can make you feel lonely sometimes.

It can make you feel like the only person in the world who isn’t loved.

But if you only looked over your shoulder, you would see all the people who care about you are one step behind you.

So when you feel like giving up, remember that you may be lonely, but you are never alone.


Life is a ladder, and you have to see every day to climb to the top of it.

You have to believe that tomorrow is guaranteed and that it won’t always be the same as yesterday.

So when you feel like giving up, remember that this is not the end

And that the light at the end of the tunnel may sometimes be just a train, but one day, it won’t be.


Life is a miracle.

There are over 7,000 atoms in your body that emit light but never die out

So why should you?

When you feel like giving up, don’t.

© 2013 Laura Harrison

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I like this poem. It is well written and inspiring. It sums up what most people tend to forget as they go throughout life. Well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like the context but as far as meter, this is not poetically correct. You could re-write this and have a poem. It's a little choppy and could use some editing. If you want advice, I can help you. No hard feelings. Writing is about becoming the best you can be. I can help.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great nd inspiring write...

Posted 8 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing this upbeat, graceful, positive piece, celebrating life...it was good to read this today, especially in these dark winter days...:)
Many interesting and thoughtful lines here, but my favourite is:
"Life is a ladder, and you have to see every day to climb to the top of it....."


Posted 8 Years Ago

At the end of the chaos filled day...when we look back, we can see the balancing, I guess...not all so bad is it? We often forget we are part of the whole...thanks for the reminder x

Posted 8 Years Ago

Absolutely wonderful. So encouraging and full of wisdom. Thank you for writing this

Posted 8 Years Ago

Words of great wisdom...Thank you for sharing ...:).................

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great words to live by....

Posted 8 Years Ago

great! this is very true indeed.....I live by these words.....good job :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

You know this poem was so eye opening and encouraging. Just reading it lifted my spirits and thank you for that! It is amazing and I hope you keep up the work. It gave me some new perspectives. xo Winter

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on November 10, 2013
Last Updated on November 10, 2013


Laura Harrison
Laura Harrison

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

My name is Laura, I am 25 and I write poetry to understand life. more..


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