Struggle – A Poem

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Yes struggle is a part of life
We learn and stretch and grow
Each day brings challenges anew
Such kinds we do not know
And if the challenge feels too great
We might resist and turn
Away from what we're meant to see,
and lessons we should learn.
React, defend, deny, resist,
we tell ourselves we're right.
Try to keep score or point out flaws,
in others, start a fight.
Our defense is an offense.
Say - don't know what to do.
Detach, escape in anger,
the lens we can't see through.
A heart closed down is hardened
with blockages and pain.
Love cannot freely feel and flow, 
old habits win again.
A soul at peace is hopeful 
and wants to fix a wrong.
It listens hard to understand
not quick respond, too strong.
When someone's feeling troubled,
craves empathy and care.
Should try to step into their shoes,
not roll ones eyes or glare.
Energy flows with trying.
Fresh thoughts win a new day.
Address or brush aside, ignore...
I hope we find a way.

Sandi Lafferty

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Sandi Lafferty

With a career path including faith ministry, Sandi promotes learning and helping others with a focus of choice through challenge thinking and the healing power of poetry.

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