Enduring the Swarm


“At the end of the day, we can endure
much more than we think we can.”-Frida Kahlo

The calm before the storm

Swelling burdens begin to swarm

Life’s lease preparing to expire?

Thrusting moments forward to retire?

The end is just around the bend

Only shards of time left to spend

There’s one thing I know for sure

We rejoice our efforts if we can endure



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  20 comments for “Enduring the Swarm

  1. 08/31/2016 at 9:05 pm

    Encouraging words

    • 08/31/2016 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment.

  2. 09/01/2016 at 12:06 am

    thoughtful quote

    • 09/01/2016 at 9:21 am

      Thank you very much for your comment.

      • 09/02/2016 at 5:21 am

        pleasure eugenia

      • 09/02/2016 at 7:49 pm


    • 09/05/2016 at 11:38 am

      Thank you. 😉

  3. 09/01/2016 at 9:10 am

    The quote and your take on it…really good . ☺

    • 09/01/2016 at 10:12 am

      Thank you.

  4. 09/01/2016 at 2:53 pm

    Sometimes it takes endurance, sometimes it takes humor, and then sometimes we are lucky and it just takes ignorance! Great poetry.

    • 09/01/2016 at 3:18 pm

      You are so right! Thank you for your comment.

  5. 09/01/2016 at 4:53 pm

    Everything is gorgeous Franci!

  6. 09/02/2016 at 4:54 pm

    In the end, we do rejoice if we endure. Your poems always have a message worth reading. Thank you for sharing at In Other Words.

    • 09/02/2016 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.

    • 09/05/2016 at 11:37 am

      Thank you Patricia.

  7. 09/10/2016 at 10:39 am

    That closing line says it all. When we persevere, we jubilate 🙂

    • 09/10/2016 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you Jackie. 🌼 🌸

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