Sunday, April 28, 2013

Strength

                                                                                Attribution: Cliff
Image: Triumph Tulip Strong Gold
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Awakening is             
realization of what is
strong and what is weak

Lacking in strength
can be overcome but
not lack of resolve

It needs passion to
push and build the sheer make up
of Man under siege

Written for Chev’s CARPE DIEM # 182 with prompt awakening and Kerry's
hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday 

17 comments:

  1. lots of truth in that middle verse....what you lack in strength can def be handled by resolve...

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  2. Resolved! Lol. Nice post. Triumph, even :-)


    Aloha

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  3. Resolve can turn into strength too, if determined enough at your zoo

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  4. man under siege...i just like that line so much

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  5. Can totally relate. Lack of strength can be overcome with some focus and determination. A lack of resolve is a bigger challenge. It can take years off one's life if one is not careful or perhaps unfortunate with too many distractions. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I needed this... i love it Pare!

    Pareng JJ

    ps. i got job interviews today...

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  7. So true, Hank... we can't go it alone though.

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  8. resolve and passion can change the world

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  9. Lack of resolve ... the end.

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  10. I especially like "man under siege". As we appear to be, in so many places in the world these days.

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  11. Such an excellent metaphor this tulip has become!

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  12. That second verse is a strong message...beautiful piece!

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  13. Passion and commitment can find ways to overcome lack of strength, but you are right that strength can hardly hold if there is weakness of spirit..

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  14. Second stanza is a killer! Nice.

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  15. I love this poem!
    It is a beautiful verse..
    my favorite:
    " It needs passion to
    push and build the sheer make up
    of Man under siege"
    This made me smile
    :D

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  16. I like your "Man under siege" 'hang in there guy' encouragement words. Now HANG IN THERE!
    ..

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  17. "Lacking in strength
    can be overcome but
    not lack of resolve"

    This is so true, Hank, my friend!
    K

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