Fight For It



So that’s it

You are going to throw in the towel

After how far you have come

After all the sweat and tears

You are going to get this far

And then call it quits



That’s not you

Who do I hear talking right now

Repeating other people’s words

Said to you throughout the years

Odd-shaped puzzle pieces

That, for you, don’t fit



You want to quit

But you have made a solemn vow

To give all of yourself in what you do

And you have faced so many fears

That now is not the time to falter

Make a stand of it



You must stay true

Become the fighter you always knew

True to who you have always been

Listen to the inner voice that you hear

Telling you to take just one more step

You have to fight for it




29 Responses to “Fight For It”
  1. jonicaggiano says:

    Well done Brad. We all have to give ourselves that speech from time to time. We have to push ourselves or no one else will. Nicely written my friend. Hope you have a nice day, sunshine and good food. Sending you love, hugs and lots of blessings this 4th of July. ❤️💕💖Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks, Jonikins! We are definitely getting sunshine, as we expect a heat wave the next few days. Have a great holiday and be safe! 🎆🎇🧨

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You too Brad. I needed that push you wrote about this morning. It is strange you really don’t know how much you can influence someone with a post. It gave me a much needed push about something I have been thinking about. Thanks Brad. It will be in the 90’s here in the south today. Lots of humidity. We are pretty much on serious lockdown so it will be a quiet 4th which sounds nice. Love to you and all your loved ones Brad. Thanks again for the poem. 🌺🌸❤️💕 Jonikins

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Glad it found you at a most helpful time, Joni! Love to y’all!

      • jonicaggiano says:


  2. beth says:

    this is wonderful!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    Seems like an appropriate poem for Independence Day; grateful that our founding fathers didn’t quit…

  4. Gorgeous piece. Fight on! Ouch.. I am sorry. That came from my love for USC 🙂 Just keep fighting.
    Brad, I wish you a marvelous rest of the day and Happy 4th!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Well all must fight for our rights! Excellent post, especially for this holiday!! I hope you & your 2 wheeled wife are getting some great bonding time! Stay safe & know that I love you!! ❤🎆🇺🇸

  6. yassy says:

    This should be made a mural of and hung outside all places of education and other places to encourage and inspire. It’s like a mantra that should be given to all and sundry.

  7. jupitergrant says:

    Wonderfully inspirational, Brad.

  8. Geet says:

    Beautifully penned…

  9. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    The Fighter! I think we’re all fighters and giving up is not one of the options available to us. Great thoughts, powerful words and really wonderful verses my friend!

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