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Carry On
Karen O'Leary


Some days are long;
the road gets tough.
We give it our all
and that is enough.
Friends share our toils
and carry us through.
We learn about love
and generosity, too.
We sing of the gift
of a warm embrace.
It lifts our burden
from a weary place.
We learn to look
for others in need.
With grateful hearts,
we spread love's seed.
Some days are long;
the road is tough.
We give our best
and that is enough.

© by Karen O'Leary.
Used here with the author's permission.

Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer from West Fargo, North Dakota. A retired nurse, she has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues and, for 5 ½ years, edited the international online journal, Whispers. Karen enjoys reading and interior decorating but, mostly, enjoys sharing the gift of words.


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heartfelt and charming
Posted 02/26/2024 10:54 AM
Jayne, you picked the perfect poem for this day, I love Karen O'Leary, one of my many mentors.
Posted 02/23/2024 03:45 PM
Lori Levy:
Especially like the last stanza.
Posted 02/23/2024 01:12 PM
Very nice. Thank you.
Posted 02/23/2024 09:18 AM
michael escoubas:
Like your economical lines, Karen, and subtle rhyme-scheme . . . the whole is the sum of its lovely parts. Well done!
Posted 02/23/2024 08:56 AM
Simple but profound. Thank you!
Posted 02/23/2024 08:26 AM

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