in a calm bravery
persevering against all odds
we pick ourselves up and
laugh through bitter tears

I remember when scraped knees
would sting my demeanour
swearing off risk and telling myself that
pain wasn’t worth it

how many mountains have I climbed since
how many knees, scraped
in the valiant effort
to fail and fail and fail
until I didn’t


2 thoughts on “186

  1. Never stop failing… that’s the road to learning and growth! Just try not to fail at the same thing too many times! Ah, yes, I still experience those scraped knees – and bruised spirit! Keep reaching!! ❤

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