Experiences Poetry

I Shall Not Succumb. A Promise to Myself

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

  1. You said it mightily !

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  2. Good one, inspiring. 🙂

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  3. 👍👍👍🌹🌹🌹

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  4. This is so beautiful. I love it💕

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  5. Very powerful, I can feel your determination and your inner strength.

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  6. flamboyant & prolific….

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  7. Between the lines though an element of anguish is discernible the spirit not to ”succumb” gives strength.

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  8. Great spirit and superbly bold Smitha.
    I am happy to read your posts.
    Truly inspirational 👌🌹

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    • 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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  9. A very positive piece Smitha!

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  10. Hope,.positivity and full of energy

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  11. It’s a piece full of hope and power. Beautiful and motivational. Thank you for sharing.

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    • I am happy you found it motivational. We all go through ups and downs. Guess we just need to stay strong and believe. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day!

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