You Know

16 Jul

You Know

“Tell me how to do it”
There are so many who ask
When they want help to overcome
Some scary, fearful task

To the people who have conquered
Lots of their own fears
The answers these trailblazers give
Is “blood and sweat and tears”

The question “How?” is asked because
The asker hopes to hear
An answer that will be easy
And quick and bring them cheer

They hope to hear a shortcut that
Has been eluding them
They’re hoping to discover that
Elusive hidden gem

That will deliver them from pain
From suffering and hurt
But deep down we all know those things
We simply can’t avert

You know all that you need to do
Stop hoping for a break
You know that it’s uncomfortble
And may cause you some ache

You know that it won’t be much fun
While you are doing it
You know that you cannot half-ass
And that it takes true grit

And biggest fact of all that many
Never seem to grasp:
You know that by the end after
You grunt and shake and gasp

That the toll that it takes does not
Last forever on you
It is replaced by something else
Because you gutted through

And that is courage, grace, resolve
And so much confidence
You know all that you need to do
So use your common sense

And stop asking all of the fighters
And warriors in hopes
That they will have a shortcut or
An easy way that copes

“THROUGH THE WALL!” they all will say
“NOT OVER OR AROUND!”
You know so stop asking and simply
Pound and pound and pound

                                ~Miro

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4 Responses to “You Know”

  1. Cat Forsley July 16, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    wooohoooooooooooooooooooo Miro 🙂
    love this one …….
    i have this magnet on my fridge that says “YOU ALWAYS KNOW ”

    love this poem my bro
    wishing you a Great week xo

  2. celestealluvial July 16, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    This is so true Miro…..you are so creative with your word choices and flow, and you hit this one on the head…..awesome poem, from beginning to end…..thanks a bunch for the blessing, my friend….
    Celeste

  3. Sue Dreamwalker July 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    True Grit!! Great poem. Many just want someone else to do it for them. If we want change in any sphere of life. We have to be prepared to change ourselves and that means putting in what you expect to get out.
    — Sue

  4. granbee July 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Hooray for knocking down ALL the walls that falsely separate us from others! Great, great post, Miro!

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