Giving Up Poem by Julia Luber

Giving Up

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Sometimes when you've tried really super hard, you've given it your
all and more than you ever thought was possible; sometimes-when
you've put that much into something and tried that hard and overcome
some of the most challenging complications that exist: sometimes if you
still have not succeeded after giving it your all like that: Success becomes
the pleasure you can experience in no longer trying at al. Giving up after
you've tried so hard and still haven't succeeded, becomes the force of
pleasure that success might bring otherwise. Sometimes nothing feels
better and more freeing than entirely giving up.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: trying
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
how occasionally giving up is the answer
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jane Campion 08 August 2019

Persererance is more rewarding. Often, the subconscious finds a way through.

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Tamara Beryl Latham 25 March 2022

Don't ever give up! Sometimes what you've written has to be drummed into people's heads. A great subject for a poem. Thanks for sharing. : -)

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 10 August 2019

Dear Julia, I fully agree with the sentiments expressed here, Sometimes, we try so hard to make things work, but still it does not work. You feel like giving up. But all depends upon how worthwhile is your goal. If it is something you really want, you must pursue it with determination. Or else let go and forget about it.

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Julia Luber 10 August 2019

On rare occasion, it is the right thing to do. One has to get to the point of feeling proud and happy that one has given up, instead of upset with oneself about the wasted effort.

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Anjandev Roy 09 August 2019

more freeing than entirely giving up......great write. Thank u.anjandev roy.

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Julia Luber 09 August 2019

thank you for reading

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Panagiota Romios 09 August 2019

Hello, Julia! This is just too perfect. I needed to hear this today. You gave me the gift of freedom! Hugs, Panagiota

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Julia Luber 09 August 2019

Life is just filled with so much pressure to try try try and not to give up, that the burden of the pressure starts to trick us out of our peace of mind. Thank you for reading/

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Kostas Lagos 09 August 2019

Wow! I love it! Words of wisdom

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Julia Luber 09 August 2019

Thank you; only true sometimes of course….

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