POEM: A success story

Hungry and frustrated
As you seek ,praying to find
Nothing is in sight
The quest to solve your many problems
Have become a bitter situation
With an empty kitchen, a sick mother
A daughter
In need of education, a son becoming a victim to peer pressure
What can you as a man do?
What do you do ?
When you’re frustrated
Disappointed and hurting
With a wife that constantly reminds you of failure
You become abusive verbally and physically
You’re pushed to rob, thief and kill
By any means necessary you must pay every bill
The light has been disconnected
The school fee hasn’t been paid- from school your daughter has been suspended

With the struggles increasing
Your sick mother dies
As your heart sinks to its lowest
You become the meanest
Your humanity switch you turn off
At every serious situation you laugh
You only live once- The philosophy
You now live by
Not until you’re face to face with death
Do you think clearly- Now you’re face to face with regret
The doctor said you weren’t supposed to live
At the door of death you were-before your eyes your life flashed
A voice said to you, Son I’m not done with you yet, arise and live
Use your struggles and this opportunity
To become a success story
Inspiring the people of your country

The struggles we face often bring out the worst in us
At anytime in life we can return to the earth
But by the grace of God we are granted life
The life we live however speaks bitterly about us
For we fail to realize our purpose- Think about it, what is your purpose on earth ?
Ask yourself this question, seek the answer then live life!!

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  1. April 22, 2016

    A great poem! It forces a person to take pause and consider the reason for it all.

    I cannot imagine a person being more trashed than this man. `Yet at the end of the worst it offers us hope.

    Every man has his own story. But somewhere it this poem many of us see ourselves for a moment,
    about to be swallowed up by despair. Then we hear

    “seek the answer then live life.”

    The answer is to know HIM who is Life itself. To know the one who said

    ”… … I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  2. Believer
    April 21, 2016

    At points its dark and a bit brooding but a lovely, well written poem indeed.

    And it ends with a sign of hope to live life to the fullest as best you can.

    Good job Dillon…and to paraphrase another poet, “there is a Divinity that shapes our ends rough-hew them how we will.”

    Stay positive

  3. oh Yes
    April 21, 2016

    This a powerful piece of work. Thanks to DNO for allowing these poets to expose their work and inspire others.

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