Perseverance Serves Well
Perseverance serves well
At times when a goal is needed,
And the task ahead seems
Insurmountable, a long climb,
Stretching so far ahead.
Keep going, persevere in the face
Of difficulty, remain steadfast,
Let not obstacles keep you from
The desired goal, even if there seems
To be no prospect of success.
Be persistent, determined, follow through,
Find a way to make the uphill climb
Become a satisfying feeling each time
Another difficult task
Is accomplished well.
Remember those who can help,
To offer assistance or support
When the temptation to give up
Is hammering away on the mind,
And patience is stretched to the limit.
When exhaustion overcomes
Take a break, connect with someone
Who gives love and friendship,
To help you rise above,
And know your task is done well.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns