Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 42,278 Points (17.03.1965 / Mt. Barker S.A)

Battle Of Hard Knocks - Poem by Lyn Paul

We know how to battle,
We know how to fight
For each battle we have,
Comes out at night

The battle may be family
The battle, possibly love
The battle may be violence
Too much, push and shove

Could be a dry bottle
That haunts you at night
The demons take over
You just let them fight

It could be rubbing sticks together
To make ends meet
Or illicit drugs...
You have accepted defeat

Gambling could be your weakness
Believing the money could be yours
Yet punting we know
Opens very few doors


Possibly Life's moments
Are being taken away
Your use by date is due
It is the end of your day

So we are all in for The Battle of Hard Knocks........

So Just STAND UP
Let the battle begin....
You can fight it
You can WIN!


YOU CAN!



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Lyn Paul 28th January 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: addiction, fight, hope, pain


Comments about Battle Of Hard Knocks by Lyn Paul

  • Smoky Hoss (12/13/2018 3:23:00 PM)

    Life, truth, the paradox of the gift of living. Superb poem. One of your very best Lyn. Love it. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/5/2016 8:09:00 AM)

    The battles of life! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/8/2015 2:43:00 AM)

    I love the message its making me jump around like Cassius Clay and knock out sugar' 'can you write a poem how to beat sugar but not coffee. Hard Knocks very original...regards (Report)Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (2/6/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    We have to fight against our demons and to believe we can win or else the addictions will destroy us!
    Powerful message in this great write!
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/2/2015 11:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Lyn with fantastic lines that fills the poem with positivity....

    So we are all in for The Battle of Hard Knocks........

    So Just STAND UP
    Let the battle begin....
    You can fight it
    You can WIN!

    We all have to go through this battle, be it small or big for our success or to survive. Beautiful presentation. Loved it.
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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (1/28/2015 6:03:00 AM)

    Hello poet Lyn
    I have heard it called the School of Hard Knocks, but I suppose the truth you have shared is the same either way. I enjoyed, Loyd
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 21, 2018


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