Hold not to the regret of yesterday
Rather in steadfast measure,
Cling to the promise of tomorrow.
For what futility of purpose does it serve,
To descend immobile, into the abyss of remorse
Yearning for what was lost or has not been,
More despair, in the company of bleakness.
Shake off the miserable melancholy and reverse
That energy into earnest utility, and towards
The unbridled optimism within the sphere of hope.
Yemil Benjoy ©
What is defeat, but another challenge,
Encountered along the way, which may
Inherently seek to derail and project lingering
Emotions of dejection and hopelessness.
Why give it the opportunity, to execute
Its untoward agenda and pervade the
Remaining course with that abject resignation
When assuredly, it can be limited in essence.
Nay, squarely determine to reverse the tide
By employing inward resilience and valor
In favor of transcending the circumstances, and
Certainly defeating that which seeks to defeat.
Don’t be discouraged!
June 13, 2013