Don't Give Up

Sometimes things just don’t
Go as good as you want.
In our imperfect world
That is to be expected.
There’s problems with this and
Problems with that.
It can be overbearing.
If you’re feeling like you just
Can’t take it no more.
Don’t give up.
Call a relative.
Call a friend.
Write a story.
Write a poem.
Tell us your feelings
Through your story.
Through your poem.
Get it off your chest.
It may make you feel better.
Sharing burdens is something
That can take a lot of patience.
But there are people willing
To let you share it with them.
People you don’t even know.
People with big hearts.
Call them up.
Heed their advice.
I’m sure this world.
Will be a better place
If you will stay in it.

About this poem

I was reading and interpreting a poem by Nancy Nunez. As I was reading a little different type of poem was forming in my head. It took me a day to work out exactly what I wanted to say. This poem is the results. It is trying to give someone hope by not committing suicide.

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Written on August 09, 2021

Submitted by UJ on August 08, 2021

Modified by UJ on August 10, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 678
Words 131
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 30

Discuss the poem "Don't Give Up" with the community...

  • AIDA
    Your poem is so uplifting and positive! I love how you acknowledge that life isn't always perfect, but that there are people and outlets to turn to when things get tough. It sends such an important message of hope and support.

    One suggestion I have would be to maybe explore more ways for people to reach out for help, whether it's seeking professional help or finding local community resources. Also, adding some personal anecdotes or experiences could make the poem even more relatable and impactful.

    Overall, your poem is a beautiful reminder that we don't have to tackle life's challenges alone, and that there is always hope for a better tomorrow. Great job!
    LikeReply8 months ago
  • nanswriter
    Great poem. I like how you make the reader feel they are not alone when going through difficulties. Encouraging words and recommendations.
    LikeReply2 years ago
    • UJ
      I'm glad you feel that way because that is what I was trying to convey. I feel it is important to give encouragement in any way possible. You never know who is on their last straw. I have an early poem of mine about the dangers of the internet but I'm reluctant to post it. It was intended to be mostly informational and it's not the best of poems. I still may do it. 
      LikeReply2 years ago
    • UJ
      Actually I went to add it and remembered I did already. It's called "Lonely Friend".
      LikeReply2 years ago


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