I Will Persevere

The struggles I’ve faced in the past,
the ones I am still facing now,
and the ones I want to avoid in the future
fuels my drive to cross the finish line
so if I have to run, crawl, walk, limp, jump, skip, or dance
I am standing on that podium
proud, bold, grateful and thankful as ever
with my trophy in my hand

the fight doesn’t end after that,
it continues on
long after the war is over

Trophy Love

Broken hearts
don’t often mend
after first loves are gone.
They simply hang around
sitting on a throne
wearing a crown
called “trophy love”.
Love comes and goes
but first loves
lingers on until the end of time
unless, of course, another love
as strong as the first
supersedes the number one spot.