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Pain is Temporary, Greatness is Forever

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He pushes himself day by day
Saying someday they will all know his name
He lifts, he runs, he sweats, he bleeds
Forever endebts himself to his own creed
Pain is Temporary, Greatness is Forever
A driving force in this endeavor
Plenty have told him he can't reach his goal
He just smiled, shook his head and said
"I'll either get there or end up dead"
He tells his peers to do the same
To push themselves from day to day
To him it is the only way
In every single thing he does
He pushes himself to rise above
To get wherever it is you want to be
You have to push yourself as you will see
True will power can overcome most
Remembered forever, or become a ghost
Pain is Temporary, Greatness is Forever
A motto used with the heart of a Champion
In the end it does not matter where he ends up
Because he knows he gave it his best
And truly put his mind and body to the test

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jetta.ckThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm
I loved how you capitalized "champion" to add emphasis. I love when writers make common nouns into proper ones! (: Great job, also. I really, really love poems about pushing yourself to your limits and trying your hardest. Just make sure your rhythm and rhyme don't get twisted!! (:
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