When things get too rough

Spirits at an all time low

Can't take anymore

                                 Endurance tested

                                 Hanging on by a thin thread

                                 About to give in

Chin up, shoulders back

Unrelenting and steadfast

You will overcome

  FORTITUDE           If you would like to participate in this challenge, or read the other amazing entries, go to Jen's blog . 

…and now for our weekly dose of weird, whacky and sometimes wonderful words (from the dag's dictionary), for some mid-week relief…

Queuecumbered – to be trapped in a queue which slowed down the instant you joined it! 

Tiechosis – an affliction whereby a person wears a cartoon-character tie in a futile attempt to appear amusing.


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on February 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Now that's a good attitude to possess!

  2. The Golden Eagle on February 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Fortitude–there's a great word!

  3. Karen on March 1, 2012 at 12:42 am

    An excellent point of view in a well crafted haiku!

  4. Ria on March 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

    awesome coaching!

  5. Sarah Pearson on March 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Love this. A good reminder 🙂

  6. Barbara Jean Byrem on March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

    You had me at  "Tiechosis" LOL.

  7. Magical Mystical Teacher on March 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Well, those are encouraging words! Thank you!
    <a href=>Reflections on Fortitude</a>

  8. tara tyler on March 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    excellent definition and inspiration of haiku fortitude!

  9. becca givens on March 2, 2012 at 3:55 am

    what a great pep talk in Haiku … 🙂
    well done ~~

  10. Mina B. on March 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Love. Love. Love it!  Very inspirational.  Excellent job.  I needed that. Thank you.

  11. Rek on March 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Inspirational Mish…one all can follow…and I loved that second Dag word…Be Well.

  12. zongrik on March 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    life is a big endurance test
    <a href="">senryu of lost soldiers</a>

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