by Tim Chiu
An inspirational poem about persistence and trying harder.
|Nature has given the treasured Earth
Her strong and her weak, her fastest and her slowest,
And her miraculous, even-handed contrast,
The instinctive versus the naive.
Meanwhile, all manner of creatures
Fall somewhere in between
In this sequence of forgiving responses.
However, nothing can do more to alter
The reality or scope than
That basic and fundamental trait
Known as persistence.
Those who respond most ably
With attitude and desire
Can overcome any deficiency
With gratuitous gusto,
And will, over time, deny the status quo
Its meaningful victories.