Growing up with some pretty awful things that happened, I wrote this and repeated it to myself over and over again, until I made myself believe it.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life

If I can endure for this moment,
whatever is happening to me.
No matter how heavy my heart,
or how dark the moment may be.
If I can but keep on believing,
what I know in my heart to be true.
Then darkness will fade into morning,
and with this dawn a new day, too.
20 Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)
  • Penny
    I've just lost my husband of 35 years. This poem tells me that pain and darkness will pass with the dawn of a new day. On the day he left this life, it was a beautiful dawn as I left the hospital and I truly believe it was him saying, 'Look Pen, I may not be able to touch you but I'm everso close and look at the sunrise I ordered for you'. I will repeat this poem over and over. It's exactly as it says. No matter the pain & darkness, a bright new day will dawn. Miss you, my beloved Chris. xxx
  • Rachel
    This is just what I needed to read right now. I didn't know this website existed; I came here seeking comfort, and your poem gave that to me. Thank you so much! I am trying to memorize it so I can say it to myself whenever I need it. You are a great poet, and I am so glad I found your poem! Keep writing them!
  • marjorie
    My friend has just been diagnosed with cancer. We get the results of whether it is treatable or not tomorrow. We have been friends for 35yrs and have grown up and brought our children up together. We are both frightened. I have given her this poem tp take to the hospital with her. We needed something, Thankyou.
  • Norizan
    A poem tht explains the situation im goin' thru. Simple yet deep. beautifully written
  • param
    It is a short but lovely poem. I like it. It inspires a lot.
    Very inspirational in a time when people are separated and really need each other and their strength. Really helps!
  • Rosemarie
    Thanks for reminding me. Rosey
  • Terri
    I will read this agian and agian untill I too believe it in my soul. Beautiful!
  • Choinneach
    At a time I needed insperation it refreshed me.
  • Nosa
    This poem has really touch me in particular the very first day i read it.My hope of living was re-assured.May God bless the writer.Thanks.
  • nrul
    it is so true and so believing.. :)
  • kelly
    out of all the poems ive read on this page, this one hit home hardest. nicely put
  • Janet
    This is a poem for all the people who've been where Bobi's been. I've been there too, I understand completly.
  • Rhonda
    very good.evrybody can relate to this
  • Maxine
    A wonderful thought for anyone to say each day they are blessed with a new day. Thank you.
  • fafa
    Between 1 and 10 I give this poem a 10
  • Gwendolyn
    Something that I really needed to read. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so very much.
  • sally
    I really like this poem as it inspires me and sums up how I'm feeling right now, and the emotions of two of my family members who are currently battling with injustice so I have passed this on to them to read. Well done
  • GeM
    i thought this poem was short and straight to the point...and after what i've been through personally, this poem seems to help me out some too

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