How easy it is to give up!
How easy to convince yourself
that what you do doesn’t matter,
that your work
will reach no one.
Courage runs in short supply,
a determination to continue,
a will to endure your suffering;
such things are hard to come by.
How hard it is to keep your head held high!
How hard to look in the mirror,
to tell yourself that it will be okay,
to never give up,
but you will be better for it.