You may ask how do we ”Get Stronger”.
We all need strength in some way or another. It could be that we just don’t want to talk about whatever we are going through, or maybe we feel no one around us can understand. I face different situations everyday and I understand how you feel my friend. I would tell myself all the time “You got to be strong.” or “Get Stronger”. Hence the phrase “Get Stronger”. I feel there are things going on that need to be addressed and someone needs to address them and keep it real, this is how I discovered a gift called poetry. Every time I get stronger through poetry others can be enlighten and sometimes are helped and get stronger through listening to me. Through educating myself, I allow myself to learn from the situations I encounter, then I am able to help others who are facing hard times.
When I say ”Get Stronger” this is in no way meant to be offensive. I am referring to mental strength. For example, I am sitting on my back patio and I see the grass, and I have come to realize, no matter how many times I come with my lawn mower blade and cut this grass, it seems to grow back every time. It may take four days, it may take a week or maybe even a year but the point is it grows back no matter how many times I cut it down. Now consider the following, If we take the above analogy and think of our lives as grass and expect the fact that we will get chopped and cut down throughout this journey called life, and as long as we keep growing and rising to the occasion, then whatever is opposing us (The Lawnmowers of life) will run out of gas sooner or later. We will not because we have the will to rise and grow when we get cut down and stepped on. We as a people would be an unstoppable force if we understood things of this nature.
In the above analogy we must first except three facts; one, we must recognize that in this day and time mental strength is very important, two; We will get chopped down and cut in our lives,and finally we will grow no matter what comes and cuts, chops or be little’s us. The understanding of these facts could help us understand life just a little better. After having this epiphany on my back porch I felt a little bit “Stronger”.
Life teaches us all lessons, we all know this, the issue is whether or not we grow and learn from our mistakes. If I walk around thinking I know everything, then of course nobody can teach me anything new. One should not walk around with a cup full of dirty water because they fear there is no clean water to drink, just because we can’t see the obvious doesn’t mean it does not exist. The idea of getting stronger is happening all around us I am just bold enough to point it out and express it through poetry. Life lessons are taught everywhere, they are taught through people, through animals, and through the laws of nature. It is countless ways you can learn these lessons.