Greatness

I reproduce a poem I came across on Goodreads, by Suzy Kassem

“REMEMBER YOUR GREATNESS

Before you were born,
And were still too tiny for
The human eye to see,
You won the race for life
From among 250 million competitors.
And yet,
How fast you have forgotten
Your strength,
When your very existence
Is proof of your greatness.
You were born a winner,
A warrior,
One who defied the odds
By surviving the most gruesome
Battle of them all.
And now that you are a giant,
Why do you even doubt victory
Against smaller numbers,
And wider margins?
The only walls that exist,
Are those you have placed in your mind.
And whatever obstacles you conceive,
Exist only because you have forgotten
What you have already
Achieved.

Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Here’s my take on it

 for God’s sake
 why did God make it so tough?
 
 designed conflicts
 a race for survival
 a race for propagation 
 Beyond life’s station
 
 call a halt to it
 enough is enough
 for God’s sake
 why did God make it so tough?
 
 co-existence clues
 hidden in narrow-vision blues
 wow could we miss
 A code - authentic & true
 
 teach us how to read it
 scripts legible, but rough
 for God’s sake
 why did God make it so tough? 

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