I’ve tripped and fallen,
Arose battered, cut and bruised
Yet I’m undeterred.
Life is not always painless
Nor always terribly kind.
Instinct says to run,
To hide from that which injures
I refuse to run or to hide,
Cowering in human fear;
To face my future head on
Whatever may come.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Indeed and that is what life is all about…with pain, we long for happiness…without pain, we no not to appreciate happiness:)
You are absolutely right, without opposites how would we ever know.
I feel the same. Well written, Dom!
Thank you Carol.
“Life is not always painless/Nor always terribly kind” so spot on Dom. Great poem!
Thank you so much Tiny, it most certainly is not.
Amen. Keep fighting Dom!
Always my friend. 🙂
Never give up, never give in 🙂
Perseverance is important. 🙂
Lovely writing Dom, we must not turn away from life, that is surrender.
You are so right, we must continue to push forward regardless.