Keep Going – An Original Poem

Keep Going is an original poem written by US alumna Tameka Carter

The storms of life will come. The winds and the waves will take you and spin you out of control. The rain will fall hard on you. Every drop will feel like rocks being thrown at you and there is no relief.
But no matter what, keep going.

It’s dark and cold. Every step you take is as scary as the next one because you can’t see. Vision is blurry; there’s no light to make your path clear. In fact, it gets darker and darker with each ounce of courage to take another step, but please keep going.

You scream out but can anyone hear you? Can anyone see the pain, the agony, the turmoil you are in? The louder you cry out the fainter your voice becomes. Why am I here? Why do I exist? Is there a plan for my life? The questions continue to come, but there is no answer.
You must keep going.

You are playing tug of war with a giant, and you always lose. With each muster of strength and each bead of sweat that falls from your brow the rope is slowly slipping from your hands.
You fall on the ground in defeat each and every time.
Nevertheless, don’t give up, keep going.

“I know the plans I have for you” say’s the Lord.
A still small voice settles you and says, “trust me, I am with you.”

The raging waves settle into a calm body of water. The darkness that blinded you is now fading as you see a twinkle of light further down the road. The rain that poured heavily on you is gone and the sun begins to shine again. The giant that once bullied you runs in fear because it can’t stand in the face of your faith.  Keep speaking, keep sharing, keep believing
and keep loving because your voice is heard.

The path to destiny is a dangerous one; if you give up.

Greatness is inside of you. Joy lies ahead of you. Love will surround you.
Success will chase you down!


Tameka Carter