Not Now

Failure…Defeat…Loss…
The sting burns for some time
Tearing away at the insides
Draining reserves of pride
When tears are on the brink
You should stop a second and think
When we lose…there’s much that we still win

It’s all about the journey
Not so much the destination
Use what you know now as your motivation
Are you forgetting…your hard work and determination?
You became an instant sensation…
Do you know that you’re an inspiration?

Pushing yourself to do things you never thought you could
Making the changes that before you never would
You’re a stronger person now
Can’t you tell?
Well…
Look at how much you’ve grown
Look at how far you’ve come
Gained an experience you’ll never forget…
Do you feel like a winner yet?
And it’s all because you gave it your all
Even the greatest expected to fall
That doesn’t stop them from standing tall

Be a phoenix and rise up from the ashes
Reborn…
Renewed…
Rejuvenated…
Ready to take on the world
Blazing your way back to the top
Keep working to be better
You can’t stop
Not now…
There’s still so much that you could do
You know it too
Can’t let that fire in your eyes go out
Not now…

Get up…stand up…
Stop that smile from becoming a frown
Don’t let this get you down
Not now…
If at first you don’t succeed
Try harder next time
Climb climb climb
The top is within reach
Don’t lose sight of your goals
Don’t give up on your dreams
Not when you’re this close
Not now…
Not now

As We Progress

Everyday is something new
Sometimes its the same old same old
As you step out the door
You never know what will unfold
When faced with an obstacle
There are different paths to choose
Not each is the best one
People have conflicting views
Highlights of the days include
Interacting with new people, places, and things
Grasp every opportunity
For you never know what it brings

As we take it all in
It no longer seems so new
When faced with it again
We know how to construe
Our eyes, ears, noses, feelings
Take in all this information
The need to get more
Becomes a strong sensation
Further down the road
We can tell wrong from right
Choose to not do something
To avoid a certain plight

We take some things with us
And leave others bellow
Once rowdy and uncontrolled
We now become mellow
Change the way we look at life
See things as we haven’t before
We gain such valuable insight
As our body, spirit, and mind mature
We strive to find ourselves
Attain goals and dreams
The more we embrace the person we are
The better it is on our esteem

The more we experience
The more we know
As we go through life,
With a little Love we should…

Live, Learn, and Grow