Perseverance

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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.” 
~Lucretius

Existence of Convenience

To Think

a Will

not unbecoming in its being

a presence

Manifest

Unwilling Man still feels

the Breaking

rush

coursing through black Unwillingness

to Think

Then

if I cannot will thought to being

Nonwilling stands

Resolutely

Renouncing willingness of being

Thought collides

Beyond

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!

I Will Not Don the Black

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.