We no longer
Live in a time
Is a prerequisite for greatness
Discipline and determination
Along with freedom
Make a stand now
Be a voice
Where so many
Are now whispers and memories
As we stand on the shoulders
J. Warren Welch:
J. Warren Welch is a husband, father of daughters, and poet, who specializes in romantic poetry, inspirational quotes, curse words, rants, and the occasional Haiku. You can find his work on Instagram @j.warren.welch.
You’ve been abandoned and back handed.
Molested, rejected, infested,
And still left with
A heart of gold that gets stronger when tested
A thousand betrayals couldn’t make you want to do the same.
You’ve tried and you’ve failed, well acquainted with shame.
You refuse to be changed and welcome the inevitable pain.
You’ve tasted what you thought was love, and learned it was only a game.
You’ve cried in the rain until tears turned to laughter,
Then walked away after like none of it mattered.
You’re so used to the cold that your teeth never chatter,
And you relish the challenge when your whole world is shattered
You are undefeated,
Not because you never lose,
But because every time you do
You choose to become
A better version of you.