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Tough By Definition

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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Unbreakable they call her - yeah, there's nothing she can't do

But I've seen her break 100 times and never say a word

Unbreakable, they call her - yeah, tackles what she's goin' through

Takes what they're dishin' out and comes up swinging, undeterred

I wonder if they’ll ever know just what that word really means

Shattered - standing tough, still trying, grasping at her seams



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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    I like the fighting, persistent spirit in this, despite all the obstacles in the way. “ Shattered - standing tough, still trying, grasping at her seams” is a wonderful line too😊

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    My psyche feels this on so many levels. Broken 100 times over, still rising to the challenge. Yes, unbreakable in spirit, only the body shows the wear and tear. Well said.

  • Sandra Tena Cole3 months ago

    Powerful and lovely!! ❤️

  • This was extremely powerful! Loved your poem!

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    This is great. Well done, my friend.

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Powerful!!! Wonderfully written!!!

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Beautiful poem! I love it!

  • Like Cliff Claven demonstrating his martial arts expertise after being humiliated by another patron of Cheers. He offers to walk Diane Chambers to her car as he says to her, "I've never taken a karate lesson in my life. I think I broke my hand & have a concussion. Could you help me up the stairs? I don't think I can make it." (paraphrased, of course) Never let them see you sweat, as the ad says.

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    This is so powerful❤️❤️❤️

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