When life is difficult, I do not, will not give up.
All the inner turmoil and difficulty can be overwhelming, can rudely hit hard and low and sneaky,
and hopes I will give in, walk away, lapse into blame, anger and unhappiness.
A desire to hold me back and have me rot in the garbage of defeat.
And I can, it’s my responsibility and it’s my choice.
Instead, in spite of, I evaluate, I contemplate and I declare, “No, I will not give up!”