Don’t Give Up ~poem by Mario Benedetti

DON’T GIVE UP

Don’t give up, you still have time
to reach up and start anew,
Accept your shadows,
Bury your fears,
Free your burdens,
Fly again.

Don’t give up, that’s what life is
Continue the journey,
Follow your dreams,
Unstuck time,
Move the rubble,
And uncover the sky.

Don’t give up, please don’t give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours and yours is the desire
Because you have loved it and because I love you
Because wine exists and love is true.
Because there are no wounds that time doesn’t cure.

To open the doors,
Take away the locks,
Abandon the walls that have protected you,
To live life and accept the challenge
Get back laughter,
Practice a song,
Lower the guard and extend the hands
Open the wings
And try again,
Celebrate life and take back the skies.

Don’t give up, please don’t give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because every day is a new beginning,
Because this is the hour and the best moment.
Because you are not alone, because I love you.

Award Winning Photographer: Gary Eastwood

Poet: Mario Benedetti

13 Comments Add yours

  1. This poem is so encouraging. I love it! :)

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    1. Thanks Maryanne..Very encouraging!

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  2. Lovely, both the poem and photo! Great post.

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    1. The picture is so perfect for the poem. Thanks for the visit and liking my post. All the best, Jenny

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  3. I printed this and hung it on my refrigerator, thank you for sharing this :)

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    1. Your welcome
      Great poem indeed ;)

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  4. A very inspiring poem! Bravo Mario Benedetti! Thanks for sharing it Jenny.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I love him. Great poem and poet as well.

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  5. Thank you! Happy New Year also! :)

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  6. LediaR says:

    Hi Jenny!

    Haven’t shared messages with you in such a long time. Hope all is going well for you.

    Ledia

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    1. Hi LediaR

      Great to hear from you.
      All is fine with me.
      Busy helping other blogs.
      Should really give my blog more time.

      Best,
      Jenny

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