Endurance is realizing you still have energy left in the tank,
Endurance is a quality not everyone can thank.
It is for sure in life that adversity's winds will blow,
Those frigid Wisconsin mornings with another foot of snow.
A year ago I heard the tale of the POW's survival,
A candle in the wind a symbol of hope's revival.
Endurance is hearing of another's trials that make you wince,
You have never been there or it's been years since.
Those many stories of prairie dwellers and the Dust Bowl,
Persevering on legs weaker than a mare's foal.
"How did you survive?".."What did you do?",
What decisions were made when the supposed ghosts said "Boo"?
How do folks survive when there is a lack of nutrition?
Well, folks die..and are unable to meet tomorrow's mission.
If you are reading this, you, for whatever reason, have a green light,
You may not realize how strong you are; endurance a part of might.
The Bible states, "Sufficient unto the day are the troubles thereof",
Preparing for the days ahead, remember endurance is an ingredient of love.
I hope your day is a good one and tomorrow live another one again,
Ignoring the advantages of endurance, a physical and mental sin.
Dave Hale Ottawa, Ks