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I Will Not



I will go forward—
the way I go I will call forward—
I will not stop
though everything behind me shatters
though everything I carry is lost
I will not stop

I will think, often, of stopping
but I will not stop
and by this persistence
you may know what I think
of you who will stop me.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.