Some days you swallow a crocodile
Other days a crocodile swallows you
Each day nestles delight and pain
Eternal is not promised
But profound strength of human spirit
Reflects truth. Never give up!
The fight for own sanity can be ferocious
But I dare face the crocodile head on.
“Somedays you swallow a crocodile, Other days a crocodile swallows you” this is everything, you have just described my whole life in two lines.
We all have our own crocodiles to fight! May we conquer them 🙂
When I see crocodiles I think shoes. It’s the only way to ignore his tears!
You got it perfectly with those first two lines.. sometimes it’s not just one croc, it’s the whole damned swamp!!!
I loved the opening two lines of this poem, they really grabbed my attention.
Challenges, challenges; gotta meet and wrestle for the win
I love “the strength of human spirit reflects truth.” Wonderful!
Yeah. It varies. Some days you get the gold other days you are down on the road. I love your last line. kinda triumphant.
Wow! I’m sharing this!
An encouraging inspirational poem to face your fears
The human spirit is strong and resilient. Beautifully written!
So very true and beautifully spoken!
Living is all about the dance–some days we leave easily, other days we have to fight just to stay on our feet… but every day, we live.
“…But profound strength of human spirit / Reflects truth…”. A wonderful phrase, Khaya!
“Each day nestles delight and pain”….This is so true. But the first two lines are stunners. Wow! Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem Khaya.
Thank you Susan for sharing. Much appreciated!
Worrying about such things is futile, life is short enough without being fearful all the time.
i would prefer to swallow the crocodile, but sometimes my mouth just isn’t big enough!
Ah, facing a crocodile head on takes courage, but it is the only way…..
Really like those first two lines; they describe life in a nutshell.
This is such a meaningful write!! Thank you for such inspiring words! Big Hugs!
How very relevant to me Khaya. Thank you. 🙂
You’re welcome, Celestine. I’m glad you could relate. Thanks to you for reading!
Gotta meet them head on, indeed. Much love to you, Gillena.
Many thanks, Sherry!
Well said. Thanks for reading.
We have to face them Marja, otherwise they might defeat us.
I appreciate, Carrie. Thank you!
Every day, we live…love that!
Many thanks Sarah for reading!
Thanks to you too Sumana for the inspiration.
True that, life is short. And we face fearful odds along the way. Thank you always for reading, Robin!
I can relate. 🙂
Yes it takes courage, Mary!
Life in a nutshell…
Thank you for reading, Kathy!
You’re welcome, and thanks to you! Big Hugs!
You’re welcome, Celestine. I’m glad you can relate. 🙂
Life in a nutshell, indeed.
Yes, I agree. We all have our own. Thanks for reading, Raili. 🙂
Sounds like brilliant revenge, KC! 😀
“the whole damned swamp”, I know right! Thank you always for reading.