But man is not made for defeat.

A man can be destroyed but not defeated

Ernest Hemingway



If life wears you down

And you feel like a clown

If problems seem to mount

And you feel you don’t count

Remember, no matter what others do

You are special because you are you


  • orchidee

    Good write Fred. Me sherry is special too. But not me KP marriage! Oh woe, it's misery! lol.

    • FredPeyer

      You are very special, orchidee, no matter what anybody says!! 🙂
      And don't worry about the KP marriage....this too shall pass!

      • Michael Edwards

        Forget KP - she's nuts. Now sherry - that's another matter!

        Love the write Fred and - yes - we are all special in different ways.

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      • skyebellasario

        Lovely write Fred! We should all embrace who we are

        • FredPeyer

          Thank you skye! And yes, we surely should!

        • Louis Gibbs

          This one would work well for a Hallmark Greeting card. Well put poem, Fred! Good advice.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks Louis, never thought of it, but yes, you are right, it might fit a card with the right design. Maybe I am in the wrong business!

          • Christina8

            Love the Hemingway quote to start with! Wonderful poem. Very uplifting! I want to thank you for sharing.

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks Christina, you are very welcome! Love Hemingway too!

            • Accidental Poet

              We are all unique because no one can do what we do in exactly the same way. You wrote this poem because you are you. And you did it beautifully Fred.

              • FredPeyer

                Thanks so much AP! You are right, we are all different, we all have something else to give to the world, and most important of all, we have to be ourselves.

              • Goldfinch60

                So true Fred, each of us is special, each of us is unique.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks Goldfinch, and you are the uniquest of us all!

                • WL Schuett

                  You’re a good man Fred

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks, WL, and so are you, my friend!

                  • myself and me

                    Thank you. This make me feel special.

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thanks m&m, you should feel special because you ARE special!

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