Tough

Tough

tough should be
my last name
for i was born to be one
i was born under one
tough situation.

tough is what
i have become
over the years
over time.

tougher i believe
i am as i age
as i continue
to navigate life
to win extraordinary
battles and wars.

until you
came along
that i discovered
the toughest
version of me
after you repeatedly
broke me in pieces.

i am at my toughest
now, as i gather myself
together again and
i can’t thank you enough
for making me
the toughest
that i am today.

For Reena’s Exploration Challenge:

We have a situation prompt this week

You wake up to discover a completely different, unknown face staring back at you from the mirror.

27 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    We do thank the circumstances and challenges that toughen us up. Great take.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I so agree with you Sadje…thank you very much..

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my pleasure

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    I can relate to the sentiment. Opponents do not realize how they help us become stronger.

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    1. michnavs says:

      So true Reena…they are making us unleash the best versions of ourselves….thank you for this prompt.

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Tough …. by Mich

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  4. murisopsis says:

    A poem that lays bare the result of difficult situations… I would not stay to be repeatedly shattered – even if the breaks made me stronger!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ah, so true Val…thank you so much

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  5. We often grow hard shells,, to avoid being vulnerable inside… I give thanks now for those who have made my reflection smile back… For they taught me to love myself More…. ❀
    Great poem Mich…. and a poignant reminder of how we grow through adversity .. ❀ Much love dear Mich… Hugs

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sue…yes, we can always look back with a smile to all and to everything that made us who we are now..πŸ’•πŸ™

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      1. πŸ’–β˜ΊπŸ’–

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  6. great lines Mich!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you CindyπŸ’•πŸ™

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      1. Pleasure!!! πŸ’•πŸ₯°

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  7. ‘after you repeatedly
    broke me in pieces.

    i am at my toughest
    now as i gather myself
    together again and
    i can’t thank you enough”

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    1. michnavs says:

      πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™thank you

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      1. β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ’•

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  8. Tragic but oh so truthful. ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  9. Indira says:

    Great take, dear. I can very much relate to your experience. We understand it a bit late sometimes.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you dearly ..have a happy weekend..

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  10. mrswrangler says:

    Everyone says I am tough. I never feel that way about myself.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, they might have reasons for saying that…πŸ’•πŸ’ͺ

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  11. “Only the strong survive!” Beautifully expressed message in your lovely poem!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you CherylπŸ’•πŸ’ͺ

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