via Daily Prompt: Succumb


When the going gets tough,

And the journey is rough,

I Shall not succumb.


When all people desert me,

And poke fun and question my integrity,

I Shall not succumb.


When every road I take, ends in failure,

And time and again, they doubt my behavior,

I Shall not succumb.


When hope knocks me a punch,

And of what lies in store, I have no hunch

I Shall not succumb.


I Will guard my Faith, for a better ‘morrow,

Strength, from the Heavens’ I will beg for and borrow,

I Shall not succumb.


I will plead, I will pray that one day He shall see,

And look down upon me and  shower His mercy,

I Shall not succumb.


I will wake up every new morn and strive again,

Today may be that day, when His blessings will rain,

I believe, I wait, I Shall not succumb.


Many a times, life does not seem fair and the world seems to close in on you. Many a times you feel that you are the chosen one, the chosen one to face every adversity, to prove yourself again and again. Many a times you feel that no matter how hard you work or what you do, success is as far from you as the horizon. Don’t give up. Get up, Smile and begin again. Nothing is permanent- not even failure.


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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

28 replies on “I Shall Not Succumb. A Promise to Myself

    1. Thank you very much Kurian☺. I am glad you found it inspiring. We need to tell ourselves this on a regular basis. Missed your comments on some of my last few posts. Good to hear from you again☺

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      1. Oh no Smitha. What a bad follower I am!
        I am getting to them right away.
        And you know what, I am super thrilled to hear that you missed my comments. That’s like music to me.
        You are simply adorable 🙏🌹

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