Nevertheless Poem

Nevertheless Poem By Sue Ellson Capeweed at Ruffey Lake Park Doncaster East Melbourne Victoria Australia

Nevertheless Poem

By Sue Ellson


Nevertheless I waited
Nevertheless I tried
Nevertheless I listened
Nevertheless I cried


Nevertheless I heard
Nevertheless I saw
Nevertheless I felt
Nevertheless I’m raw


Nevertheless in hope
Nevertheless in faith
Nevertheless in love
Nevertheless in haste


Despite what’s happened
Despite it all
Nevertheless I persisted
I refused to fall


I carried on
I stumbled regularly
To truly be me
I kept my integrity


It wasn’t easy
But nevertheless
I did my best
With fervour and zest


You can too
Is my wish for you


I have a very dear friend in Adelaide, South Australia that sent me a lovely brooch that says ‘Nevertheless she persisted.’ That pretty much sums up all of our lives, in some way or another.

Nevertheless she persisted brooch by Jubly Umph
Nevertheless she persisted brooch by Jubly-Umph

Life gives all of us ups and downs. Challenges and highlights. Joy and pain. To get to this point in time, despite all of that, we have persisted. At no point, are we ever ‘less’ because of what has happened to us.


With love, Sue Ellson 🙂

Photo is of Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) in Ruffey Lake Park, Doncaster East, Melbourne Victoria on 30 September 2023.

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