Do not give up, by Mario Benedetti

“Don’t give up, you still have time to reach out and start again. Accept your shadows, bury your fears, release the last. Take flight again.

Do not give up this life, continue the journey, follow your dreams. Unlock time, remove the debris and uncover the sky.

Don’t give up, please don’t give in. Although the cold may burn you. Although fear bites. Although the sun goes down and the wind stops, there’s still fire in your soul, there’s still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours and the desire is yours too. Because you wanted it and because I love you. Because wine exists and love is true. Because there is no wound that time does not heal.

Open the doors, remove the bolts. Abandon the walls that protected you. Live life and accept the challenge. Recover the laughter, rehearse a song, lower your guard and spread your arms. Spread the wings and try again, celebrate life and take back the skies.

Don’t give up, please don’t give in. Although the cold may burn you. Although fear bites. Even if the sun goes down and the wind is silent, there’s still fire in your soul, there’s still life in your dreams. Because every day is a new beginning, because this is the time and the best time. Because you’re not alone, because I love you.”

(Do not give up – Mario Benedetti´s poem)

10 thoughts on “Do not give up, by Mario Benedetti

  1. Hi Kate thanks for sharing this most relevant toady as I travel back from a road trip to visit an elderly client in Andamooka. She exude a beautiful zest to live her life. Wish I saw it and could have read it to her, cheers ness

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