Sisu #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo

Sisu
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There are many times,

When the journey seems too difficult,

When giving it up,

Seems the best thing to do.


For nothing seems right,

Nothing goes as per the plan,

There are more obstacles,

And everything seems to be against you.


But will you give up?

After how far you’ve come?

Will you accept defeat?

After all that you’ve done?


You never know what you can do,

If you do not try.

You don’t know the strength you have,

Unless you give it all you have.


Search within you,

And you will find the strength – sisu,

The strength to overcome,

Every obstacle that comes your way.


There’s nothing that you cannot do,

If you set your mind to it.

Come on, pick yourself up,

Win every battle that comes your way!


Sisu : Strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.

Language : Finnish


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) . I’m trying to weave poems around unusual words or words from other languages that are just beautiful.

4 responses to “Sisu #AtoZChallenge #NaPoWriMo”

  1. Soumya says:

    Another beautiful word with such a strong meaning. Your poem does complete justice to it.

  2. Srishti says:

    But will you give up? After how far you’ve come? Will you accept defeat? After all that you’ve done?…..really really nice. Please teach me how to write such nice lines:)

  3. Neha Sharma says:

    Absolutely beautiful poem and such motivating lines. Loved it!

  4. another beautiful post! loved it

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