<br />
There&rsquo;s many things that I admire<br />
but mostly things that can inspire.<br />
When people are put to the test<br />
I like to see them do their best.<br />
<br />
I like to see them struggle on<br />
after most of hope has gone.<br />
For they deserve respect and awe<br />
when they do not then withdraw.<br />
<br />
I like to witness people fight<br />
with all their strength and all their might.<br />
They don&rsquo;t let problems get them down<br />
and they rarely fret or frown.<br />
<br />
I&rsquo;ve always had a fascination<br />
and a great appreciation<br />
for those folk who don&rsquo;t give up<br />
even with an empty cup.<br />
<br />
I cannot help have high regard<br />
for people who have lives so hard<br />
that others tend to shy away<br />
and make it clear that they won&rsquo;t stay.<br />
<br />
When things get hard as they can be<br />
for me it creates empathy.<br />
I&rsquo;ll put myself into their shoes<br />
and fight with them to win or lose.<br />
<br />
People have my approbation<br />
coping with exacerbation.<br />
For when things can&rsquo;t get any worse<br />
that pushes me to write some verse.<br />
<br />
So I will give my utmost praise<br />
to those who get through life&rsquo;s malaise<br />
and come out on the other side<br />
with some dignity and pride.<br />
<br />
B. Withers 2013<br />
<br />

Bravo! Brilliant! ...As always, well phrased
Our family poet again must be praised
His insight with heartfelt sincerity
For all of us, across Great Land and Sea
May 7-fold his goodness return to thee
Forevermore, so mote it be.....


...huh....I wonder why my comment, though originally set in proper stanza format, ends up all smooshed into a sentence like that once I hit 'Submit' .... :/

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Your beautiful poetry brought tears to my eyes... Have a wonderful day!

Hello Nanoula,I'm so glad you liked the verse and it is most gratifying to read your comments as otherwise I would not be aware of how people percieve it. Best wishes Bill
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Another beautiful poem! Well done, Bill! :)

Many thanks jennepoo. Your comments of support are very much appreciated. Best wishes Bill

Awwww, you're very welcome, Bill!! :D Support is needed always. That's what we're here for, right?

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