Mara Manzano

Rookie (Philippines)


As one takes a step further, he can assess
That the life he currently has is such a mess
Turning the tables, he decided to do
Everything that is impossible just to prove to you

He feels hopeless but he keeps his pace
Struggling, aching, but focusing on the race
Though easily compared, he keeps on going
But you also need to realize that he is hurting

Fast as lightning, quick as its flash
You’ll see the work tasked, done without a clash
But why do you keep on asking for more
Without even checking on what he has in store

He can be a she, or a they or a we
He can be someone whom you always see
One day you’ll be faced with these similar things
Then you’ll realize that he can be ‘you’ who is distressing

He who is weak now shall stand tall one day
Because he didn’t give up and he paid the price he had to pay
One day you’ll look up to him and watch him from faraway
Realizing his worth and how he deserves everything he has today.

Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is about struggling on not being appreciated but believing that in the end, everything will be ok.

Comments about this poem (Worth by Mara Manzano )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 758 Points Tiku . (8/24/2013 12:36:00 PM)

    very nice.the daily struggles of life one cant escape.liked it. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. The Tiger, William Blake
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Below, Frank Avon
  2. God's own..., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  3. 2 Fast And The Furious, Mark Harper
  4. midnight dream, Cee Bea
  5. know you are there...., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  6. You Are Your Wish, Gbolagade Taiwo
  7. a small stop...., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  8. Id est, Frank Avon
  9. December 28th: Feast Of The Holy Innocents, Saiom Shriver
  10. End of the Year, Light Mark
[Hata Bildir]