Lyn Paul

Bronze Star - 6,397 Points (17.03.1965)

Giving Up

Am I getting closer
To piecing this puzzle
It was just getting harder
Harder and Harder
I felt pieces were lost
They just wouldnot fit
Giving up
But with alot of careful thinking
A little adjusting
Stepping away
Breathing the air
Watching the waves
Covering the footprints
Then the flight of the pelicans
Creating their own puzzle
I knew then
My puzzle
Would be completed
I had come this far
So why give up on the puzzle
It is hard
But, Yes!
I will solve it

Copyright Reserved May 2014

Submitted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Edited: Sunday, May 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: survival

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Comments about this poem (Giving Up by Lyn Paul )

  • Rookie Melissa Fleming (7/8/2013 4:02:00 PM)

    I believe that this poem is beautiful! Meaning it inspired me and it made me see things clearer. Comparing giving up to a puzzle, the fact that you basically put preserver and never give up in a form of poetry is great and you did a great job! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,682 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/27/2013 10:31:00 PM)

    Inspiring, Lyn Paul... the metaphors are superb. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (6/24/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    The stofy of life. A lovely metaphor. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,133 Points Thomas A Robinson (6/23/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    The tide will rise a trillion times and never upon the same beach twice.
    Your days will begin and never the two the same will you see.
    Have your brave new day and celibrate the promise it brings. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,047 Points Valerie Dohren (6/22/2013 5:15:00 PM)

    Great metaphor for life. Well, done Lyn. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (6/22/2013 3:41:00 PM)

    We are born to it, keep digging. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 Points Diane Hine (6/22/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    I like jigsaw puzzles. They are relaxing pastimes. Your poem can be interpreted in many ways depending on the reader's fancy - I like it a lot! (Report) Reply

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