Don't give up: Benedetti's beautiful poem that teaches us resilience

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Elia Tabuenca García
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Sometimes life puts us to the test, we happen to not feel up to it, to feel discouragement and to throw ourselves into the most acute depression. The temptation to throw in the towel is strong. So let's stop for a moment, take a deep breath and learn not to give up.


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Sometimes life puts us to the test, we happen to not feel up to it, to feel discouragement and to throw ourselves into the most acute depression. The temptation to throw in the towel is strong. So let's stop for a moment, take a deep breath and learn how to don't give up.




You know, when you hit rock bottom, it can be difficult to get back up but if we find the courage to do it and face the our fears, in the end we will return to the game stronger than before.

Every day, we face new ones challenges and obstacles and often, not all of our plans go as we would like. If we lack that encouragement from someone, we try to find the motivation in ourselves, to be resilient.

It teaches us, for example, Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan poet, essayist, writer and playwright who in his poem 'Don't give up', traces the path of the life of each of us.

Shadows, fears, but also a desire for common sense and to take flight. Take two minutes and read this poem, maybe it can be the first step to change what you don't like right now.

Do not give up

Don't give up, you still have time
to arrive and start again,
accept your shadows
bury your fears
free common sense,
resume flight.

Don't give up because life is like this
Continue the journey
Pursue dreams
Time to melt
remove the rubble
and uncover the sky.

Don't give up, please don't give up
despite the cold it burns
despite fear it bites
despite the sun hiding
And shut up the wind
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours
and your desire too
Because you wanted it and because I love you
Because there is wine and love,
it's true.
Because there are no wounds that time does not heal


Open the doors
Remove the bolts
Leave the walls
That they protected you
Live life and accept the challenge
Recover the smile
Try a chant
Lower your guard and extend your hands
spread wings
and try again
Celebrate life and take back the skies.


Don't give up, please don't give up
despite the cold it burns
despite fear it bites
in spite of the sun setting and the wind silent,
there is still fire in your soul,
there is still life in your dreams,
because every day is a new beginning
because this is the hour and the best time
because you are not alone, because I love you.



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