‘Road is long and narrow

For the ones who want to win

To be an inspiration

To want what life can give

Through sweat and blood,

You can achieve wild hopes and dreams

Though enemies flood

You will defeat their schemes

Take heart and give it all you got

Make your worries small, mistakes forgot

Love and be loved

Give and receive

Help and be helped

Then, in YOU they’ll believe

Those who are weak, will be filled by your strength

Knowing you’d go to any length

The future smiles at the hard work you do

It knows you were among the few who knew

Progress comes with pain

It is inevitable

You must be willing to hurt, in order to grow

So hold your head high

Walk within radiant light

Because your future self is waiting to be fed

By your present self that brings in the bread

  • Author: Leya Virago (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 30th, 2017 22:48
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this as a motivational poem for a college class I recently took. Just thought I'd share it with you all! Nothing really artsy but it came from the heart.
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  • Goldfinch60

    Good positive write.

  • WL Schuett

    Lovely “ progress comes with pain “ great line .... very cool 😎 poem

  • MaddieJ


  • MendedFences27

    I like the fact that this is an "Inspirational" poem. In particular the lines, "Progress comes with pain", the last two lines of how "your future self " gets fed by "your present self," and how "in order to grow' one must be willing to accept some "hurt." All true statements. Life is a series of changes all based on past experiences. Good work and an interesting poem. - Phil A.

    • MaddieJ

      Thanks for the comments Phil. Most people that have read the line about the present self feeding your future self, didn't get it. I am glad this poem spoke to you. I know it isn't full of original lines, much of it is cliche, but it was the rhythm and the ideas that are presented that really meant a lot to me. I was inspired after taking a class that featured videos of Les Brown.

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