When The Going Gets Tough

When The Going Gets Tough

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(for my darling sis facing a mountain)

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though the darkness clings to silence
in a never ending night
in the distance there's a flicker
from a far off source of light

as i stand to greet its presence
i recall our father's voice
when he stated life's a challenge
yet we always have a choice

we can fold and let it break us
we can crumble from its weight
we can take the reins and drive it
till the road ahead is straight

when the tough days come to find us
our resolve should dig in deep
so our inner strength can guide us
when the pathway seems too steep

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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I bet your sister is bolstered & honored by your poem. I get the feeling you & your bloodlines are probably pretty tough & resilient & persistent, no matter how hard the road. This poem feels like a strong person urging on another strong person & I love how you invoke your dad's words to seal the deal. If only everyone struggling had a sister like you! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Margie for this lovely review. You are appreciated.

Chris



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When the tough days come to find us/our resolve should dig in deep.... So powerful statement. If it is not strong then any black storm can blow us away. But if the resolve is strong then only our misty eye can see a flickering of light that is coming from a far off place. I hope your loved ones got the strength to fight off such sadness... I am feeling really blessed to be a friend of yours... Love and hugs

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Sima for that generous and uplifting response. You are appreciated.

Chris
This is an empowering poem, I love the inspiration it brings. It is so true that we can either fight and persevere or we can crumble and allow it to break us. And sometimes we just need to be broken down so we can rebuild. Lovely poem, great read.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. I wrote these lines for my sis. She has just lost her husband to covid. I was rem.. read more
The Ink Chapters

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I'm so sorry for your families loss. Covid is a hell of a time for so many. Hey if you are online wh.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your condolences. I have paid your story a visit. All good wishes.
Chris - this is so powerful and exhilarating. What an inspiration to someone who needs that extra push to see things through. Thank you for sharing.

Take care - Dave




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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Dave. We have just lost my brother in law to covid, so my sis needs as much support as she.. read more
Dave

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Oh my, I'm so sorry for you and your sis. Believe it or not, among those that I pray each evening i.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dave you are so kind and I thank you. Please stay safe yourself.
Lots of inspiration in these lines, Chris.

Excellent poem.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Tim. Good to see you. Hope you are well and be sure to keep safe.

Chris
The struggles of life seem harder in these days and times and so understand these words of yours ;-] Nicely expressed and I feel them.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Weeping willow. Your visit is appreciated.

Chris
Learning strength from past obstacles is probably the best and hardest thing to do in life. But it is true, the more you overcome the stronger you become, and it helps when pessimism comes to rear its ugly head. I hope to harness this power one day haha. Great piece. I love the lines-
we can fold and let it break us
we can crumble from its weight
we can take the reins and drive it
till the road ahead is straight"..

I love these lines because the last line is so powerful in its meaning. Thank you for sharing

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for checking in Broken to share your thoughts. Most appreciated.

Chris
Amen Chris! we just have to be strong thru this last patch of broken road and we will find the right paths we have made it this far no turning back now!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Bunny. Pleased to see you checking in. Take care.

Chris
I can offer no greater praise than to say that Churchill would have loved this one.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

That is high praise John. Many thank yous.

Chris
A heartfelt poem for a much loved sister...
Tough days come to everyone but blessed are those that get to hear such caring words from their loved ones. The most troubled heart would be comforted by such light.
Beautifully expressed Chris. ♥️

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear DIVYA, thank you so much for your kind comments. You are very much admired and appreciated.
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Encouraging words for your sis in her struggle
We wish her well

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Wild Rose. Your visit much appreciated. Keep safe.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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