State of Determination
The circumstances of life at times can be unkind
Truly testing your will power and state of mind
Faced with daunting obstacles you feel you cannot climb
The determination in your eye now seems predestined to die
No matter how hard you try
it appears you can’t shake the feeling and state of mind
That there’s nothing left to lose as you already lost all there was to gain
Reaching the pinnacle of your own anguish and pain
Is so thick in the air
It is choking the life out of hope!
Just cant seem to keep it alive
Regardless how hard you try
But even then you must continue to strive!
There is no honor in retreat when you give up in defeat!
Regain your battle stance and get ready to ride!
With your head held high
Standing on your own two feet and digging in deep
Seeking the physical endurance to push the body beyond what comes easy
Exercising the fortitude and the full strength of your mind
To overcome these troubling times!
Original Poem Written by Prisoners United Member
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