Being a young man in this world you hear a lot of sayings and words of wisdom from people further along in their life. My mom always use to tell me a poem we I was growing up:
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor –
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
‘Cause you finds it’s kinda hard.
Don’t you fall now –
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
When your first told things in life, your like, what in the world does this have to do with me and my situation? After 19 years of living I’ve learned here, while at college, to open your mind up and try to look at things from different perspectives. Having a supporting cast of students, all the way up to some of my teachers here at UTA have taught me valuable life lessons that I can actually use in real world situations. I write this blog to you, anybody out there that needs motivation. I’ll leave you with these words that I’ve found very helpful: Your only facing just what other people have met! Have a great day to anybody who reads this and See It Through to anybody who has difficulty in any situation.
P.S.- My mom can talk, that’s just how the poem is spelled out by Langston Hughes.