"Difficult To Do" - An Inspirational Poem for Saturday, January 4th
Difficult To Do
By Wilhelmina Stitch
A thoughtful person said (so I have read)
It isn't easy to apologize,
It isn't easy when all hope has fled
To keep on going, but it's very wise.
It isn't easy to admit you're wrong;
To swallow insult and to face a sneer;
It isn't easy to sing loud and long
When you are in the clutch of deadly fear.
It isn't easy, friend to try again
When you have come a cropper-but it's best.
To scorn a failure and to laugh at pain
Is but to prove that you have stood life's test.
It isn't easy when hot temper flares
To subjugate it to sweet reason's sway.
When fretted by a horde of pressing cares,
It's hard to keep on smiling through the day.
When clouds are black and hanging very low,
It's hard to see the silver lining, friend.
None of these things are easy, this we know,
But aren't they worth the struggle in the end?
Posted on Sat, January 4, 2020
by Ken Hart