Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lonely Road ~

It isn't always accomplishment that counts
sometimes it is just the going on in the face of defeat
to those who go on!
The man or woman who never achieves 
yet never ceases
hoping, striving, dreaming!
Those who work and wait - for "Ships That Never Come In!" 
has their earnestness here started something 
that shall flower into reality somewhere beyond?

To the man who goes on 
when it seems to him 
that he just cannot carry his load
to the woman who smiles 
in the face of defeat 
at the end of the lonely road
these are the heroes 
I give you tonight 
they may fail, but they never say yield

"May hope be the angel"
who smiles in their eyes 
when they close them 
on earth's battlefield!

68 comments:

  1. Margie, this is beautiful and I can't begin to tell you how much of an encouragement this poem is to me. A heartfelt thanks.

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    1. Dear Linda
      I am so glad my poem gave you encouragement and I truly thank you for your kind words.

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  2. Angel, i have no words...but agree with Linda such encouragement you give to us, to those who battle everyday, each in their own way,through their pain, I would put this up and never look down <3 xxxooo

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    1. Lorraine,
      Yes, you had the words and you shared them with me and you made my heart smile, thank you dear one! xo xo

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  3. This poem takes inspiration to the highest level - it is wise and true and beautiful - just like YOU
    Love Gal
    peace....

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    1. How very kind of you Gail.
      I so appreciate your lovely comment.

      Love and peace to you
      Be well ...

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  4. This is so very beautiful dear Margie and SO inspirational! love it!
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much , dear Summer.
      You made me smile
      Hugs

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  5. well i'm speechless!! wonderful wonderful! I just finished watching on Netflix "Freda Kelly" a documentary about the Beatles secretary (who was pretty much behind the scenes in people's recognition - she was humble for sure... and then I come and read this - first thing I read after watching it. Your poem just touched me so much. She is definitely a hero - shining behind the scenes making things work and progress.

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    1. Sandy,
      I loved hearing about how my poem touched you so much and your comment did the same to me.
      Just a lovely comment, thanks so much, Sandy .
      I have heard about Freda Kelly (an amazing woman!)

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  6. A beautiful poem of inspiration and never giving up! Your words shine through to tell the story! Well done!

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  7. Thank you dear Margie. Encouragement for the days when it seems I can't get anything done or right.Some accomplishment may be very small, but they count. Beautiful. Hugs.

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    1. Oh, you are so welcome, dear Bonnie
      Thanks so much for the kind words,

      Hugs

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  8. Hi Margie! I can't help but think about all the 'battlefields' that you were on with your husband, and how much you needed that Angel of Hope. You know how it feels to wake up and gut it out for another day. To keep trying and praying even though it seems hopeless. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. It helps me to see the depth of your themes and verses.
    God bless you!
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      I can see how you can see my poetry in a' new light' as you know our story.( I am glad for that)
      (Many days I thought I would lose him as he went though so much sickness)
      I am glad I shared it with you and thank you always for your visits and comments, they are appreciated.

      God bless you, too :-)

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  9. I think you write for so many people, Margie - ordinary souls that keep putting one foot in front of another to make it through life. Defeat has no power when there is hope.

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    1. Indeed, Barb, defeat has no power when there is hope!
      Thank you for sharing that!

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  10. You are so right, Margie! The effort alone is something to be proud of. Lovely post!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Martha on the kind words.

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  11. That's a lovely poem and some great advice my friend.

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  12. Your poem is so inspirational and beautiful, I just loved it. Thank you for sharing those wonderful words of wisdom :)

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    1. You are a dear, Aunt Mary.
      Your lovely comment made me smile, thank you :-)

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  13. There is a fierce, just, and surprising strength in you, Margie. My compliments and admiration.

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    1. Oh, you are too kind, Geo
      Your comment brought a smile, many thanks :-)

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  14. Oh Margie...I love this. I love the determination and fight to keep moving forward. And I can so relate to it. Hugs and wishes for a great day out there.

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    1. So happy to know you loved this, Nikki.
      I knew you probably could relate and so glad you saw it.
      You have been through so much and are now a blessing to so many.
      You are a "shining soul'

      Hugs

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  15. I love this Margie! Hope in the face of failure, pushing onward, it's so important. Thank you for this sweet and well put reminder... It reminds me of a song, failure is not about falling down, it's staying down. Except I think your poem is even more lovely...

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    1. I love that you loved mt poem dear Lisa and I loved your comment.
      You truly made me smile ...thanks dear girl.

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  16. Really like this, Margie.
    Life requires effort for us all and its meaning varies from one to another.

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  17. There are many people walking down that lonely road. Beautiful poem, Margie.

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    1. Many thanks, Faye, on the kind words,

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  18. Tue words, great message which means: don't give up, keep fighting, don't bow to defeat!
    We all go through dificulties in life, and therefore we can relate to your poem's message.

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    1. Hi Duta
      I thank you for the visit and thoughtful words.
      They are appreciated.

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  19. I read it again and smile, all's well...well for now lol have a great time angel so glad that handsome is ok, a great relief xxxxxx

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    1. Oh, Lorraine, I love that you read it again and smile.
      It's such a relief Handsome is ok and thank you for caring, xo xo

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  20. Oh I so love this, Margie!
    To keep going in the face of adversity takes such courage and strength of Spirit...and your wise words are truly inspiring.

    Have a Wonderful Weekend xoxoxo

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    1. Ygraine,
      It makes me happy that you loved my poem and found it inspiring.
      Thank you dear girl for the kind words. xo xo

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  21. its so inspiring to see those that go on despite the odds...
    hard to watch at times...and sometimes they do fail
    but dont we all....but then too they make it....

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    1. Brain, yes, it's inspiring to see those that go on despite the odds.
      They are brave souls ..

      Thank you!

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  22. I always admires those that can write poem and you are one of those. Your words touched my heart. Beautifully written.
    Hope to get to know you more:)

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    1. Hi Joy
      So lovely to have you visit and many thanks for the kind words.
      They are appreciated :-)

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  23. Hello, greetings.

    Very inspiring poem. We have to keep this in mind at all times. Failure is never final as long we keep trying and don't give up. We face so many disappointments in life because we give up in the face of failure. Very encouraging poem.

    Best wishes

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    1. Hello Joseph and welcome
      Thanks for the nice comment and visit,

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  24. Beautiful and inspirational poem, Margie! I love it--such an encouragement. Reminds me of one of my favorite hymns, "Whispering Hope."

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    1. Bethany,
      Your lovely comment means so much!
      Many thanks.

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  25. Your insight to the human persona is exceptional.
    Happy New Year, Margie!

    (I've commented here 3 times. If you get all 3, delete 2. :) )

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    1. Hi Anita
      Such a lovely comment, thanks, dear lady
      Happy New Year to you and yours
      Blessings

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    1. Welcome to you AVY
      Thanks for the visit.
      Life can be a battle field but my poem is about overcoming 'the battles'

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  27. I loved that phrase "Ships that Never Come In". It's true, so very true. The unsung heroes who don't become celebrities. Thanks for your beautiful ode.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Hi Cuban In London
      I'm happy you found my poem a 'beautiful ode'
      Many thanks for that ...made me smile :-)

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  28. And, perhaps, in the end it isn't even such a lonely road... We all walk on it... Your words are wonderful inspiration.

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    1. I think you are right, Vesper, about it not being such a lonely road , as we all walk on it ..
      Your lovely comment is much appreciated and I thank you :-)

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  29. Hi Margie!! I found so much hope and beauty in this poem :)

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    1. Hi Keith
      Such a kind thing to say, many thanks!
      Hope you are doing great :-)

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  31. Hello Margie,
    I have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award. Please go to my blog to find out more. Congratz! Your words do inspire me!

    http://deadrosesandweepingfigs.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

    Hugs,
    Athira

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    1. Thanks so much, Athira.
      That means so much that you nominated me.

      Hugs back to you ..

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  32. Margie this is so touching! Love you xoxoxo

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    1. How sweet of you, Stacy.
      Thank you!

      Love you, too.
      xo xo

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