Keep Going (A message of hope, a sad poem of living)

You will know happiness,

you will know peace,

you will know love,

and you will live.

You will win.

Do things feel impossible 
already?
Do you feel that nothing is worth
fighting for
anymore?
Do you feel that letting it be,
giving up, quitting,
will make it all go away?
Ease things for you?
Don't do it.
Do not give up.
Do not lose hope.
Do not stop.
Do not let it be,
if you wouldn't be happy
with as is.
Keep fighting.
Keep living.
Keep going.
Keep going.

It is just the second week
of January.
It feels like December again,
like we have lived through
a whole year,
already.
Only,
picking up troubles,
counting losses,
and drowning
on the weight of our souls,
already.
It all feels heavy, really.
I have wanted to quit,
already.
I have wanted to sit in some corner,
shut the world up,
and cry,
and just feel sorry for my life,
which doesn't feel mine,
anymore.
And cry.
Perhaps,
forget I exist?
But how can I,
with all the tears?
How I wish I could!
Oh,
how they burn me inside and out;
they burn all the way down
my cheeks.
My poor soul aches
for a year that feels so wrong,
and yet so right
at the same time.
How I know this year
I will win!
How I know
I will know
pure happiness,
this year!
How I know
I will know
pure peace,
this year!
I know.
I know,
looking at my scars
of the new year.
I know,
even as I break,
and wish I could just break
all the way,
more.
I know.

So, I must hold on.
And you must hold on.
You know it, too.
Deep down,
you know,
you will win.
Of course, you will!
You know,
you will know happiness.
Of course, it is yours!
You know,
you will know peace,
and you will love it,
truly.
Pure peace is yours,
and you know it.
You must hold on.
Hold on,
keep going,
keep living.

We may all want
different things,
in the end.
We may not all
always get what we want.
But close your eyes,
sometimes.
Think about all you have.
Do not forget the breath
you draw,
and your shut eyes,
and your ability to think.
Are those enough
to say "Thank you?"
There is more,
and you know.

Hold on.
It is just the start of the year—
we are bidding bye
its second week.
Does it feel like hell,
already?
Does it feel like the end?
Would you rather not see it
to whichever end
is meant for you?
Does it feel worthless?
Does it feel inexplicable
in a painful way?
In a sad way?
It is okay.

You do not get to choose.
You do not get to dictate
how your days turn out.
You do not enjoy the luxury
of foresight.
You get to live.
You get to make choices
you can control—
you can accept what you cannot,
or you can burden yourself
fighting everything
and for everything.
You get to move,
even when it feels impossible—
you have life,
you thus have a chance.
Keep going.
Keep going.
Keep going.

Difficulties are there to test you,
and they will test you.
Setbacks are there to allow you
to know where you are
and where you can get to.
Your failures and your losses
are among many things,
reminders of how much you tried
and how much more you can.
By choosing to hold on,
to keep going,
you are winning
in many little ways.
Remember,
you will win,
this year,
and deep down,
you know it
or you should.
You will know happiness,
you will know peace,
you will know love,
and you will live.
You will win.

Hold on,
and keep going.
Hold on,
and keep going.
Hold on,
and keep going.

©BenieLangat, 2022.

I wrote this on January 08, but didn’t get a chance to share it, until today.

Hold on and keep going.

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7 thoughts on “Keep Going (A message of hope, a sad poem of living)

  1. 8th January was a significant day in 2022, and from then on
    I felt like my people starting dropping into
    ●It is just the second week
    of January.
    It feels like December again,
    like we have lived through
    a whole year,
    already. ●

    Two weeks is a long time in politics, and today is only 15 January 2022, it feels like we’ve gone through 12 months…
    Ruled by the ego we feel so depleted
    But like you say, we will pull through and we will know peace.
    I embrace it

    All of your encouraging and wise words set in poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts! Indeed the days of this January have in a way felt like months. It started off in many different ways for all of us. But it is just January. With the blessing of life and second chances in every new day, we still have so much of the new year to discover. We will pull through. We will know the things that may feel gone today. We will know peace, and so much more. Keep embracing it.

      I wish you well. May you live, and live truly 💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes it did feel like a long time ⌛
        Thank you for sharing your optimism for the year ahead. I embrace, trust the process, live in hope embedded in faith.

        Thank you, wish you well too, now and always💕

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