Get It Done


Trying to make it through
And get to the finish line
I feel like I’m going to pass out
But I continue and keep striving
Because this is not my last lap
Never giving up
Because I know things will get better
Gotta complete my mission
And get that chedda’
So don’t sleep on me
Because I know I’m the one
So keep going
And get it done

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  1. Grace on March 5, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Thank you for sharing your poem. Your strength to keep pushing is so inspiring. Things will get better especially with your positive aspect on life. Remember to never give up and always keep pushing because things will get better and new opportunites and experiences are out there waiting for you. You will accomplish amazing things as you continue to keep pushing.

  2. JAB on March 10, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Hey TA, I really enjoyed your poem. It is motivational and it gives the readers hope to continue to fight even when hard times come. It can be easy to lose sight of the positive things when things are tough, but this tells other not to give up. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Lauren Vinson on March 21, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    The line “I feel like I’m going to pass out” is something I can truly relate to in this moment of time. I feel as if it’s one thing after another and I can never get a break. I feel as if nobody can relate to me at the moment and I have nobody to go to, because my life is so stressful. The one thing I tell myself is that this moment will not last forever and enjoy the small things. So I hope you do the same, and I want you to know you are not alone.

    God never leaves us to fend for ourselves in difficult times. He promises to be with us in all that we face, and His whole heart encompasses our pain, surrounds us in peace, and gives us incredible hope and grace to keep pressing through”Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.

    You poem gives me hope to keep going. Thank you.

  4. SM on March 25, 2022 at 10:47 AM

    It is important to never give up! I have never heard the phrase “this is not my last lap”, but I think it is super powerful to remember when things are tough and seem hopeless. Great job on your poem!

  5. Holly Jo on March 25, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Finding the passion and determination to go forward is sometimes the hardest part of the process. Reading your words remind me to continue on. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Robert on March 30, 2022 at 12:54 PM

    TA, this is a very inspiring poem, amazing writing. keep it up!!

  7. Brittani Forman on April 5, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Hi TA
    Nice poem and flow. It is a interesting topic to write about. Keep up the good work. I can read this all day.

  8. KC on April 7, 2022 at 3:58 PM


    I love the metaphor of your life as a race. Your persistence and hope is inspiring! Keep writing!

  9. Talib Williams on April 14, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    From the words illustrated from this poem I can tell that you’ve gone through a great deal of hardships and tribulations in your life but refuse to give in or let sitting dogs lie. Your poem gives me the strength and motivation to continue forward and keep striving towards my goals, because I know can do it if I put my whole mind and body into it. Thank you for your strong and determined words of inspiration, I hope you reach your goals and get the rest you deserve. Keep pushing forward!

  10. Emma Moody on April 19, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    I really love the flow of this poem. I also like how readers can all relate this poem back to a time in their life when they felt like giving up, or felt like the finish line to whatever they were dealing with was just too far away. This poem gives hope to the hopeless, reminding readers that the journey to wherever you’re going is the most important part of a mission, it is the part where you experience and learn and grow the most. Great job and keep it up!

  11. Jacey on April 19, 2022 at 8:15 PM

    Hi TA,

    Thank you for sharing your work. This is an amazing read, and one that I think a lot of people would benefit from. It is hard to keep the focus and get the job done. There are so many distractions and obstacles. It is hard not to give up and just take the easy road. But, that easy road is not going to get you where you wanna go, only the work will make you stronger and teach you what you need for where you are going. Your encouragement is appreciated and I hope my comment finds you well. Keep working hard and know that you are loved and your work is appreciated.

    Keep Going,


  12. Taylor M. on April 20, 2022 at 10:22 PM

    TA, thank you for sharing your poem! Your words were very motivational and inspiring, especially for a lot of people who are ready to give up right now. Life can be hard, but having trust in yourself and knowing your strength and worth will get you far. I’m glad to see you’re not giving up, TA. These words were what I needed to hear right now, and I hope that these comments can show you how much your words can impact others. I hope to see more of your work in the future, and that you never give up on yourself!

  13. Erin and Reid on April 21, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    We like your optimism. Never give up. We also like your poetry and hope you continue writing!
    your poem has a lot of meaning and i loved reading it.

  14. Taylor H. on April 21, 2022 at 3:51 PM

    This poem is very motivational. It made me excited to take on my day and work hard to get things done. The line “because this is not my last lap,” is very impactful. A line like this could give a reader the motivation to keep going, even if they were doubting themselves. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Ryanne on April 24, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    This is a great way of depicting your determination and motivation for continuing to strive. This shows strength and dignity because it is not easy to not give up when times get tough. The reader can definitely feel your motivation and determination for reaching the finish line though it might be in the distance. Keep up the writing. It is great!

  16. Kaitlyn R. on April 24, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    TA, your drive and motivation to not give up is very powerful. You talk about how you feel like you’re about to pass out, but you know that you need to continue. I can tell you are very strong, because it is not easy to persevere through hard times. Most people unfortunately give up, but I can tell that you have the drive to keep going, no matter what life throws at you. You will get it done, thank you for sharing.

  17. Philip on April 25, 2022 at 9:14 PM

    Great poem about trying to work hard and make it through. Life is a constant battle to do just this. And it is all too often that we become weighed down and burdened by so many things. The author did a great job summing all of this up in only a few words.

  18. Zach on April 26, 2022 at 1:17 PM

    I enjoy the feeling of optimism that this poem creates. It sounds like you are a strong believer in yourself!!

  19. BF on April 28, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    Dear TA,
    This work is very powerful. Nice flow and beautiful structure. I truly enjoyed reading this and related to it very much. Please keep working at it. It is very strong and powerful. I love the work. I truly hope you keep going.

  20. Audra Hayes on April 28, 2022 at 3:16 PM

    To TA, your poem “Get It Done” left me feeling inspired and motivated. The title pulled me in immediately, and so did the first stanza of “Trying to make it through”. Starting the poem with that phrase allowed me to feel the emotion from the beginning. Each word allowed me to sense the struggle you are facing, but that feeling didn’t last long. As I kept reading, your tone of voice changed to a sense of hope. The phrases “But I continue and keep striving” and “Never giving up” brought me to believe that you found the motivation within yourself to keep fighting through this time for a hopeful outcome. This spoke to me when thinking about my life and how to find motivation to better myself and my future as I continued reading. At the end of the poem “So keep going And get it done”, I ended with a smile on my face of inspiration. You wrote a poem that spoke for a story and encouragement of your own, but left me feeling like I was comparing it to my own life. We all face struggles, but it’s up to us to face them and push through to come out on the other side for the better. I don’t believe this is where your career of writing poems should end as this was a piece that was very well written. It spoke as a story of yours, but also as one that I could compare to my own life. In my own life, I have faced family struggles and at times I wanna give up, but at the end of the day the fight is worth it. Thank you for the inspiration to adjust my mindset as I go on with my days and keep pushing through no matter what. Most importantly, your feelings and emotions are always valid and the way you expressed them through the poem “Get It Done” was accomplished in a form that was personal, yet relatable.
    AH, Minnesota

  21. Ellie on May 4, 2022 at 2:10 PM

    I like this poem because it has such a good message of never giving up. It makes me feel full of hope.

  22. Jack on May 4, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    I think that this is very motivational and really tells someone that there is hope

  23. Ainsley on May 4, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    I can definitely relate to that. When I know I need to keep on trying and get something done even when I know that it feels like I’m going to pass out in the process of it. Its the kind of thing that makes you want to quit, but you know that you have to keep going and finish it.

    “ Never giving up, Because I know things will get better” that’s such a strong line. It means so much in those small lines. Not giving up because you know that it will be worth it in the end, it’s almost like you can see the finish line and you know that you just have to keep going for a little longer.

  24. Myles on May 9, 2022 at 8:56 AM

    I know how you feel. You should never give up when times are hard that should inspire you to keep going. Always push until the end because hard work you can receive a reward back.

  25. Javier Lara on May 9, 2022 at 9:53 AM

    I really liked this poem and how you said “but I continue and keep striving” and “never giving up”. I always tell myself that and it helps me get through my day.

  26. Jack on May 9, 2022 at 3:11 PM

    I though this was very meaningful and I liked the motivation

  27. Rowen on May 9, 2022 at 3:13 PM

    I think that this poem really shows perseverance and determination to be happy. I think that you will do great in what ever it is that you do.

  28. Karsen on May 9, 2022 at 3:15 PM

    I really like this because I relate to it.

    So don’t sleep on me
    Because I know I’m the one
    So keep going
    And get it done

    I really like this one because I feel like even though it’s really hard sometimes you just have to keep going and get it done. Even though sometimes you might feel like giving up or stopping but you just have to keep going to get to the finish line.

  29. Tyler on May 9, 2022 at 3:17 PM

    I have had an arm injury that relates to this. I am a baseball player, and one time I was pitching and my elbow just popped. I thought that I was never going to recover and never going to play baseball again. But no I kept fighting and after weeks, even months I could finally start doing physical therapy. About a year I was back to throwing regularly and I had overcome my injury. The injury was my little knob on the side of my elbow was pulling away from the bone and popped off from being pulled so much. But since I kept fighting and never stopped I am back to normal and better than ever.

  30. Tyler on May 9, 2022 at 3:18 PM

    I had a arm injury one time and thought that I would never overcome it but since I kept fighting and never gave up I was back to throwing in under 6 weeks.

  31. PA on May 13, 2022 at 8:30 PM

    I like the swagger you write with. The confidence in this poem complements it’s short-but-sweet form. Reading this gave me a boost of energy to keep grinding through my day. Keep on moving on, my friend. Stay strong. And, like you said, get it done.

  32. Liz on May 14, 2022 at 11:26 PM

    I like the first half of the second paragraph. It’s important to be positive I usually struggle with that too but I do know that things will get better. “And get that chedda'” is a very positive quote which I really like. It’s a very lovely poem.

  33. Katelyn Flanigan on May 18, 2022 at 12:27 AM

    You will get it done and you will be great because of it! It can be hard when you feel like you aren’t going to make it or loos motivation (pass out as said in the poem) but realizing you can do it and giving it your best effort is what is important. You, yourself, everyday, are the most important thing in guiding you to your future. Decisions you make each day can effect the rest of your life and choosing to keep going when you feel like passing out is hard but it is important to do so. Always push yourself to be the best that you can be!

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