It’s hard to rise again
After life has repeatedly punched you in the gut
Forcing you on your back in the most vulnerable position,
The wind being knocked out of you.
It’s a struggle to want to go on.
When everyone you try to help,
Ends up being the very people kicking dirt in your face
As if that’s all you will ever become
A lousy piece of trash
That shouldn’t be given the light of day.
But that’s perseverance for ya,
The bravery to try and try again
Even when it seems you will most certainly fail.
Because it’s much more satisfying
To know you have overcome all the odds
Than to allow the world to trample over you
Like a pack of wild wildebeests,
Rotting in its dust.