It’s been a difficult few weeks.  Losing my dad and caring for my mother, survivor of multiple concussions among assorted other medical issues.  A new and very kind friend quoted this poem from Edgar Guest.  The Lord is our strength!

See It Through

By Edgar Albert Guest 1881–1959

When you’re up against a trouble,

Meet it squarely, face to face;

Lift your chin and set your shoulders,

Plant your feet and take a brace.

When it’s vain to try to dodge it,

Do the best that you can do;

You may fail, but you may conquer,

See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you

And your future may seem grim,

But don’t let your nerve desert you;

Keep yourself in fighting trim.

If the worst is bound to happen,

Spite of all that you can do,

Running from it will not save you,

See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,

When with troubles you’re beset,

But remember you are facing

Just what other men have met.

You may fail, but fall still fighting;

Don’t give up, whate’er you do;

Eyes front, head high to the finish.

See it through!

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  1. Robyn July 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Wrote 7/23/15

    Everyday my mind is like a roller coaster ride.
    Guess what..? I survived a TBI.
    I got lucky indeed
    But inside I’ll never be the old me.
    I don’t let me scars show,
    so if you don’t know me.. you’d never know
    I don’t expect you to understand me now,
    as I don’t understand myself.
    Doesn’t mean I don’t need the help.
    There is no medicine, there is no cure
    my condition takes years
    I’ll never be in the clear.
    I will look into the mirror and be proud.
    I will not let this TBI take me down!

    -Robyn Block

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