Pound for pound,
You can’t accurately predict an entire fight;
You need to take it round by round,
Whether you’re the fighter or observing.
Even when the battle is internal,
And often it seems most true in these times;
If you don’t want to fight anymore,
The fight doesn’t stop.
And really any internal battle or fight is
It’s not about giving in,
It’s about digging down and in.
Don’t reach the bottom and collapse;
Hit the floor, pick yourself up,
And build upon the cleared ruins.
Let the ruins be a reminder,
Not of defeat but of sacrifice.
Shut out the inner screams of failure,
But always remember that you within yourself are not the redeemer.
You are being redeemed,
But it will not be complete
If attempted in solitude.
Yes, you remove many complications in solitude;
But you also remove the possibility of help being offered.
The effort put in, often predicts what will be the end product.