I Shall Not Succumb. A Promise to Myself

via Daily Prompt: Succumb

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When the going gets tough,

And the journey is rough,

I Shall not succumb.

 

When all people desert me,

And poke fun and question my integrity,

I Shall not succumb.

 

When every road I take, ends in failure,

And time and again, they doubt my behavior,

I Shall not succumb.

 

When hope knocks me a punch,

And of what lies in store, I have no hunch

I Shall not succumb.

 

I Will guard my Faith, for a better ‘morrow,

Strength, from the Heavens’ I will beg for and borrow,

I Shall not succumb.

 

I will plead, I will pray that one day He shall see,

And look down upon me and  shower His mercy,

I Shall not succumb.

 

I will wake up every new morn and strive again,

Today may be that day, when His blessings will rain,

I believe, I wait, I Shall not succumb.

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Many a times, life does not seem fair and the world seems to close in on you. Many a times you feel that you are the chosen one, the chosen one to face every adversity, to prove yourself again and again. Many a times you feel that no matter how hard you work or what you do, success is as far from you as the horizon. Don’t give up. Get up, Smile and begin again. Nothing is permanent- not even failure.

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28 responses to “I Shall Not Succumb. A Promise to Myself”

  1. milan rajkumar Avatar

    You said it mightily !

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Like

  2. mitadaur Avatar

    Good one, inspiring. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Raja☺

      Like

  3. Jayshree Avatar

    👍👍👍🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Jayshree!

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      1. Jayshree Avatar

        Your welcome 🙂

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  4. Mariam Shittu Avatar

    This is so beautiful. I love it💕

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Mariam. Love how you feel about it.☺

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  5. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Very powerful, I can feel your determination and your inner strength.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Andrea. Just reminding myself that this period too will pass and I must hang in there.

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  6. Rishi Avatar

    flamboyant & prolific….

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Rishi. I like how you describe the poem.

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  7. TNR Nair Avatar

    Between the lines though an element of anguish is discernible the spirit not to ”succumb” gives strength.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      True for that is what I feel – anguish and yet I promise I will not succumb.

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  8. Kurian Avatar

    Great spirit and superbly bold Smitha.
    I am happy to read your posts.
    Truly inspirational 👌🌹

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much Kurian☺. I am glad you found it inspiring. We need to tell ourselves this on a regular basis. Missed your comments on some of my last few posts. Good to hear from you again☺

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      1. Kurian Avatar

        Oh no Smitha. What a bad follower I am!
        I am getting to them right away.
        And you know what, I am super thrilled to hear that you missed my comments. That’s like music to me.
        You are simply adorable 🙏🌹

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          No you’re not a bad follower😊. When good readers stop commenting, then the writer notices and misses their comments. Thank you for being such an encouraging reader☺

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          1. Kurian Avatar

            Thank you Smitha 😊

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  9. radhikasreflection Avatar

    A very positive piece Smitha!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Radhika for commenting. A reminder not to break becoz it’s so easy to get crushed under pressure.

      Like

  10. Gouri (Gourav Anand) Avatar

    Hope,.positivity and full of energy

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      That’s what we need each day, every day, right?

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  11. Lost soul Avatar

    It’s a piece full of hope and power. Beautiful and motivational. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I am happy you found it motivational. We all go through ups and downs. Guess we just need to stay strong and believe. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day!

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