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Herculean Hurdle

A Poem on Managing Challenges

By Michelle LiewPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Herculean Hurdle
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Challenges are a part and parcel of life. Of course, we sometimes wish that we needn't have to clear them. Sadly, they aren't so easy to be rid of. 

 I have found that it's easier to embrace them than to avoid them- they have a knack for catching up with you. One has to jump over certain hurdles: they don't just disappear. Of course, they block the way. 

Approaching challenges sometimes requires taking a step back and assessing them. What are they? Can we break them down? Is there more than one way to handle them? Can we get some help?

Enjoy these tanka verses. 

Herculean hurdle

Very tall but hard to see

Big board to shatter

Pieces placed in many ways

And arranged with many hands. 


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Gargie S Anand4 months ago

    Challenges are indeed a very important part of life and the greatest lessons too. Good Work!

  • Yes, it always helps to take a step back and assess the situation. Loved your Tanka poem!

  • Alex H Mittelman 4 months ago

    Very well written! Great work!

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