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The Challenge
The Challenge
by Dr. Heartsill Wilson

Blessed is the man, indeed,
Who in this life can find;
A purpose that can fill his days,
And goals to fill his mind!

The world is filled with little men
Content with where they are;
Not knowing joys success can bring,
No will to go that far!

Yet, in this world there is a need,
For men to lead the rest
To rise above the "average" life,
By giving of their best!

Would you be one, who dares to try,
When challenged by the task;
To rise to heights you've never seen,
Or is that too much to ask?

This is your day--a world to win
Great purpose to achieve;
Accept the challenge of your goals
And in yourself, believe!

You will be proud of what you've done,
When at the close of day;
You look back on your battles won,
Content, you came this way!


This reminds me of the poem, " The Victor," because they both have a similar message: Try your best. This relates to me because I am always trying to push and challenge myself. This can relate to the war in Afganistan because this poem can encourage them to think more positive.


Article posted February 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM • comment • Reads 35 • Return to Blog List
 
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