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Move On, Rise Up, Never Give Up

Poetry By: nathanmarc12

Do you feel like giving up, when no hope was left? Do you feel like you're stuck, like you're never getting out? I did. But I realized grieving and lamenting are not the solutions. We all need to move on and rise up.

Submitted:Mar 16, 2012    Reads: 215    Comments: 20    Likes: 8   

For far too long

I have been haunted by my past

Regretting my past mistakes

Grieving for my past sins

I allowed

self-hatred and self-condemnation

to consume my entire soul

For this,

I forgot the true meaning of love

of forgiveness

that moving on

was beyond my wildest dream


For far too long

I have been confined and detained

in this miniscule cage

that has no boundary

I struggled to break free, to get out

but failed and fell every time nonetheless

For this,

I got comfortable, I got used to

getting stuck in this ever horrendous wilderness

that I forgot

the true meaning of freedom

the exact feeling of liberty


I got so sick and tired

I got so exhausted and disgusted

I was so broken and discouraged

that I couldn't breathe anymore

I wanted to give up, to end all sufferings


But that moment, that one moment

A still, small voice in my heart whispers

"Let go, my child

not your life, but your past

Rise up, stand tall

You have so much potential

You just need to discover them

You are so special, so beautiful

Even when you feel like

no one loves you, cares for you

I will never leave you or forsake you

I love you so much

You just did not realize"


That moment, that one moment

was so miraculous, so breathtaking

tears filled my eyes, streamed down my face

I knew deep inside my heart

that this

is God


I couldn't break free

because I thought I was alone

I couldn't get out

because I thought no hope was left

I couldn't move on

because I thought I was not able to

but all along

He is always there

loving me, encouraging me

I just did not realize


Life is just too short

Time will never stop ticking away

I don't want to squander my precious time

waste my one and only life

just to lament over my past

that will never come back

Moving on, rising up

be strong and very courageous

is all I should have done

a long time ago


At last

I see the light

that is constantly illuminating me

At last

I feel the love

that is always embracing me

At last

I found the hope

that is going to keep me alive

At last

I realized

that death is not the way out

but it's just a coward's act

that life is a wonderful gift

but only the strong ones can understand this


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