Paul Sebastian

Become a Blessing

Years account his strength and might
Men touched him before wars they fight
Blessings or not, a god-like mighty, they thought
"Touch wood, " said, hoping for some luck sort
Though strong, tall and mighty stood he
Mere God-like wonder creation: an oak tree!

No man stands tall, strong and mighty
Had he not gone through life bravely
Weathering winds and years of life storms
An oak amongst men, endowed in wisdom

Such man is not born out of chance
Nor raised from a lucky circumstance
But man who taste more of life
Who face life struggles and survive
Who walk paths, few would go
Who gets up after every heavy blow
Who relentlessly seeks knowledge
Who vice-grips a dream till full age
Who lives to become the best he can be
Whose spread shades, the bruised many
Stand tall, strong and firm as an oak tree
Thanking God for who he has come to be.

Spare not trials and spoil the child
Let him learn life, facing the world
Education's not mere grades, getting a degree
It's becoming "oak-tree" leaders, you'd agree
Life is tough, but the tough gets going
Facing-up tough times by overcoming
Life awaits courageous men for greater things
To usher these through the doors of happiness


Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014

Topic of this poem: friendship


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Become a Blessing by Paul Sebastian )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gold Star - 15,186 Points Valsa George (7/26/2014 3:16:00 AM)

    Life is tough, but the tough gets going
    Facing-up tough times by overcoming

    So very inspirational lines in a very inspirational poem! As iron is forged in fire, life has to pass through trials to become brighter and stronger! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Lucy Gray, or Solitude, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  10. A Well-Worn Story, Dorothy Parker

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray:
And, when I crossed the wild,
I chanced to see at break of day
The solitary child.

No mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. More we walked., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. Goodnight Sweet Love 3, Michael P. McParland
  3. Undercurrent, Asma Riaz Khan
  4. Ballade [The goat scratches so much it c.., François Villon
  5. Love Note 6, Michael P. McParland
  6. Sending Words about Overnight in Fishing.., Luo Zhihai
  7. Give me 'all of you', Juwon Daniel
  8. Leprosy eradication., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. Beyond The Dotted Lines, Asma Riaz Khan
  10. if I die young, Juwon Daniel
[Hata Bildir]