FDR. Image care of Wikimedia Commons.
Here’s a few quotes for the would-be writers of the world. The topic this week? Perseverance:
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”
~Henry Ward Beecher
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.”
not unbecoming in its being
Unwilling Man still feels
coursing through black Unwillingness
if I cannot will thought to being
Renouncing willingness of being
this Existence of Convenience.
My latest contribution to the wonderful One Shot Poetry Wednesdays! Once you’ve had a look, check out some of the other One Shot Poets as well– they’re a skilled bunch of poets, looking to form a community and support one another. Enjoy!
Here is the last of the batch. I hope you have enjoyed the day’s Haikus:
Brick by rotting brick
Wrinkled hands tear down the wall
Of fears unbidden.
I will not don the Black
I will not bend the Knee
I will not break my Oaths
Or break my Word for thee.
Take my Head
Or take my Hand;
Break my Body a Thousand Ways—
My Will shall ever stand.
Just because you own the Law,
Does not make you Right—
Just because you hold the Crown
Does not ignite my Fright.