Holding on…

Determined to keep going,

But my legs aching and fingers slowly slipping,

I couldn’t hold myself up much longer.

 

I slipped,

And slammed into the wall,

Until my feet hit the ground again,

Back to where I started,

“I can’t do this! I’m too weak!”

 

“No, no! I have to try again!”

I chalked up my hands,

Quickly gripped on,

And began climbing,

Before I had the chance to change my mind.

 

You see,

Sometimes all it needs is one go,

Others, multiple hits and falls,

It’s not always easy to reach the top,

But you’ve got to realise in order to succeed,

You’ve got to let go of the belief of not being good enough,

Or simply not being capable.

 

You’ve got to be willing to fail once,

Or twice,

Or even more,

And acknowledge the achievement that has been made,

Even if you only managed to get one step further,

Always be proud of how far you’ve come.

 

 

Rock-Climbing…

Calm,

Carefree and in peace,

Determined to keep going,

My legs aching and my fingers slowly slipping off the curved hold,

I couldn’t hold myself up much longer.

I slipped and slammed my side,

Once I reached the bottom,

I chalked up my hands and was already gripping and going at it again,

It sometimes only needed one go and others needed multiple hits and falls until I finally reached the top,

I realised as I stepped up to the wall after my first failed attempt,

That in order to succeed,

We’ve got to let go of the belief of not being good enough and not being able to do it,

We got to be willing to fail once or more,

Then acknowledge the achievement that has been made,

Even if you only got one step further be proud of how far you’ve come and,

Never give up.

Stay Strong and hold on. Xx