My Challenge

I opened a book and found a word,

More than one in fact.

It seems I need a challenge,

Which now I will enact.


“. . . they constantly rise to the surface,”

Was the sentence that I read.

Whatever will I do with it?

These words I think I dread!


It does promote an image,

That rises in my mind.

Challenges that we face each day,

Are hurdles that we find.


All it takes is willingness,

An attitude as well.

And we can rise above the fray,

And adversity we can quell.





The line is from The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling volume two


28 thoughts on “My Challenge

  1. Murphy’s Law

    My thinking is along the same lines as Frank. You are a dyed-in-the-wool optimist and always striving to stay above the fray. I love this poem and its message. Only you could have written it. Thank you for sharing it.

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      1. Mark Lanesbury

        I’ll take being ‘hot’ from you any day dear lady 🤣, but I think the heat is I just got hit with a Trojan and it has trashed my PC again. I’m going to disappear for a bit while I do the reload ‘again’. I shall return (famous words) 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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