Enjoyed reading some poetry at Cappuccino and Company in Scottsbluff at open mic night. Listened to some folk music and country music played by some local musicians.
Word "Endurance" is endilibly married to Shackleton.
Overcoming all odds, persistent.
A place where training and discipline fill the space.
Endurance a place when hope falters and faith waivers.
Attitudes and beliefs become default.
Outcomes twisted, unclear, and lost - yet continue on.
"Trial by fire," smell of smoke and feel the heat.
Pressure building and building.
Moments when break, meltdown - transformed and remade.
Dieing ember on ash heap sparks internal flame.
This won't be how my story ends.
No longer about circumstances and external visibility.
Body may be broken, yet a fighter is born.
Love does win.
In time or eternity will be made right, no more tears.
About the Author: Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.