Never Give Up

photo of turtle s mouth
Photo by Ludvig Hedenborg on

A fire stirs deep within my soul
Earnest dreams fuel the eager blaze
Focus controls the wild combustion
A quasar of energy I hold in my gaze

The choir of naysayers stand in the way
Voices are muted to a determined heart
Blood, sweat, and tears add to my brush
As I paint my life to a work of art

Obstacles will always try to douse my fire
Smoke will arise to be a flame once more
Lessons learned can be seen in the ashes
Now I’m ready to go through the next door

Step by step blazing a trail down my path
I carry in my grasp a piece of my flaming soul
When I want to quit I look down in my hands
To see “never give up” etched on a red hot coal


Dream Catcher

Chasing dreams all throughout the night
To try to catch them throughout the day
I can feel them close to my heart
Though I see them so far away

It is the lighthouse on the dark horizon
A beacon that only my eyes can see
Pushed by the winds of will on my sails
I cross the unpredictable uncharted sea

The land behind me fades from sight
No turning back as I face my fears
This journey tries to break my spirit
My face is weary from all these years

My heart beats faster as I reach the end
For this is the day my soul officially cried
I finally caught the sunset of my dreams
In its golden light I now happily reside