Finishing Strong

The skies were clear and the sun was on its way to the pinnacle

The road was clear and the birds were singing

Hope raised its flags so high and enthusiasm jumped up and down

It was a new year, the slates had been wiped clean

It was a new beginning, time to make a difference.


In a flash, lightning streaked and the thunder rumbled

The road became slippery and the sun was overtaken

By the dark clouds and locked in the dungeon of darkness

The winds howled and the gales descended in torrents

Hope’s masts drooped and despair was crowned


Days sped by, chased by the dark nights that ruled supreme

Failure became the anthem of a despondent heart

The path became unmarked, and the terrain impassable

Strength took leave, the burden it couldn’t bear

The knees knocked and the legs wobbled, the end was near


Then out of the blues came a hue of colors

The redeemer came riding on the wings of the winds

His eyes gleaming like diamonds catching the ray of the sun

Shedding light that dispelled the darkness, from his countenance

Despair cowered and fled, and strength returned with glory in its tow


And as the end draws near, the gates beckoning and gleaming

Hope’s masts flies high again, and Joy skips gaily along in the meadow

The birds are singing in the trees and the rivers gurgle in delight

Grace and Mercy whisper conspiratorially as they take the rear

Smiles and Thanksgiving lead the way,

Thanks be to God, we are finishing strong!






20 Comments Add yours

  1. VaSanganyado says:

    This is beautiful work

    1. topazo says:

      thanks for your comment…looking forward to seeing more of you here…

  2. zikaolofin says:

    Another nice one, Topazo. More ink

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Zee… your comments are soothing…

  3. Adeleke Julianah says:

    Finishing Strong indeed we are! Brilliant #Topazo, just brilliant!

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Jules, by His grace we have been sustained…

  4. Blessing Enenaite says:

    Nice piece

    1. topazo says:

      Thank you Blessing…

  5. Yemie says:

    A very appropriate, fantastically titled literary masterpiece, pretty dramatic too; with enriching imageries so well laid out for such a time as this! This is art Doc, in all of its magnificent entirety! Who knows, you just may have missed your calling along the way somewhere, someplace! *rme* LMAO!

    Its a thing of wonder that just when things are looking up, life throws a curveball! In trying to get outta that, we find that with every effort we put in; we’re further plunged in! And when we finally do get to that breaking point of totally giving in to our woes, throwing in the towel, and damning the consequences, help comes flooding in! Sweeping away our problems and we’re left reeling from the outcome, wondering what coulda happened! This school called Life never ceases to amaze me! Never ever! All we need is a flicker of light to disperse the thick darkness engulfing us and that’s it! LOL

    Thanks for this Doc, its highly inspirational, motivational piece! A must-read for the hitherto downtrodden to draw strength from! A ray of hope! Awesomeness!

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Yemie.
      2014 with all its high and low…the storms and the tempest…but here we are, standing, in spite of all the troubles…finishing strong because of His Mercies and grace…

  6. Through thick and thin, we’re here standing, finishing strong.

    Good job sir.

    1. topazo says:

      yes o.. thanks Senor Joe

  7. Walt Shakes says:

    May the strength spread out in every aspect of our lives, and persist into the New Year. Compliments of the season, doc.

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Walter, wishing you the same and more..compliments!

  8. damstylee says:

    Indeed, we are finishing strongly.
    And by God’s grace, we would emerge stronger!

    Happy New Year in advance… Sire Topaz

    1. topazo says:

      true words Dami..
      Happy new year in advance!

  9. Happy New year Topazo!
    God bless you!

    1. topazo says:

      Happy new year Frances…God bless you real good

  10. kneal1 says:

    really enjoy your work

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks ma’am! You just made me smile

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