Overcoming Life

every obstacle

every pain

every struggle

each difficult day

each stab in the back

each loved one lost

each aching moment

each and every trying day

life, for all its gifts

must often be overcome


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on October 23, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.

  1. …and overcome it will be….. 😉

  2. An unfortunate perspective, but valid

  3. Nice words of wisdom and nice theme change.

  4. I view it as building a foundation that are made from obstacles or stepping stones if you will. Climbing and building higher from each one 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts through verse ❤

  5. Overcoming life with “each step” 🙂

  6. Simple and beautiful!

  7. Awesome! I tweeted this.

  8. Being in Hawaii and recalling the body surfing days of my youth, I try to remember to just ride those waves of life.


  10. In my life, the difficulties, disasters, illnesses and collapses serve to force out the words.

  11. Such sad words. I hope you have a joyful weekend.

  12. Ahh.. a great example of larger than life, heroic act. Very intriguing!

  13. No matter the circumstances, we must overcome

  14. How did I miss you? Don’t know. You have been following me for 2 months but, just now I found you. Must check my stats everyday from now on. I like your overcome. It is what I call Dying in the Present, Living in Eternity. I am honored by your following. Hope for good connection. 🙂

    • Thank you, Thia! 🙂 I’m glad you dropped in. In many ways, though we are alive, we also die a little each day. Parts of our lives fall away but we can also be refreshed when we add new loves, new family and new interests to our lives.

  15. After all that we go through, we must overcome. Great write up.

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