This is a poem, or at least an attempt at poetry, in response to this weeks Trifecta Challenge. The aim is to write between 33 and 333 words based on the word survive using its third definition: to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand <they survived many hardships>
Stuff it! That’s what I do.
I continue to function
Or prosper despite
The cruelness inflicted by you.
We, my family, withstand
After so many years
Being forced to resist
The hardships and suffering you spew.
Four past generations declined,
Untimely deaths far too soon…
I continue to function, prosper despite
This cancer that’s come to me too.
Your hardships we take in our stride,
Mustered our strength
To pull through
I shalln’t just survive, I will thrive.