Every day I pray that things will get better
Every day I say that I will keep working hard
No matter what’s pulling me the other way
Every day I pray that times will get better
Every day I say I will get back to my family
And no one will stop me
Every day I pray, no matter what I have God by my side
Each and every day!
Every day I say that I will get free
Every day I pray that I will get home
In one piece
Every day I say I won’t let no one stop me
Every day I pray that my life won’t go back to the streets
Every day I say I’m going to do the right thing and go the other way
Every day I pray God will keep leading me in the right way
And not the wrong
Every day I say, I won’t let no one pull me back the other way
Every day I pray that freedom take me the right way!

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  1. Billie Marcheva on July 11, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Hi ML,
    Your resilience is obvious to me when I read your poem. Whatever adversity you’ve undergone, I can see it’s built a new strength in you. Your words remind me of something a mentor once told me: “All of the power we have in this world rests in the small space between stimulus and response.” We each have a choice – while we can’t change what happens to us, we can control how we respond. Your response is one of fierce faith, dedication, and growth. Thank you for sharing your work.

  2. AH on July 28, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    The use of repetition in this poem emphasizes the repeating mantras we tell ourselves. You string together the concept of an individual day by grouping them as “everyday” not only displaying your goals for the future while also showing how the past such as the days before today and tomorrow help us evolve and grow into a better stronger version of ourselves. This poem was a very touching reminder of growth and persistence.

  3. Tara C on September 1, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    This is such a great poem about the power of belief and prayer. The repetition of “Every day…” in each line creates a great flow and presence to your words. Thank you for sharing this powerful poem about what you see and want to in your world. It’s great that you have this self understanding and awareness to reflect on what you want to improve on (it’s very important for mental health).

  4. Deja Chambliss on September 8, 2020 at 9:10 AM

    A relentless person is someone who keeps trying and never gives up. You are relentless.

    I love that you start every stanza, or line, with “Every day I”. This holds you accountable, it shows your commitment to bettering yourself. Your poem motivated me to go a little harder today in my own life.

    You are capable of great things (this poem being one of them!). Success is coming your way. Keep your head up.

  5. Kellyn Toombs on September 29, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    This poem has a beautiful message about perseverance and determination, and I love the repetition of the phrase “every day.”

  6. Joshua Redd on October 3, 2020 at 4:16 PM

    This is exactly how I feel with all of the madness going on in the world. Thank you for sharing this work with me. Stay as strong as you can.

  7. Piper on October 6, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    The repetition in this was a really great choice I think to mimic the feeling of relentlessness. “Every day” is relentless as is the fear of failure, making mistakes, and even missing out. Thank you for sharing something so vulnerable! Keep at it and stay strong!

  8. Tess on October 9, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    This poem was beautiful and powerful. I can tell that you are someone that never gives up and you are strong. The repetition of “everyday I pray” shows your commitment to bettering yourself. You are capable of great things, remain strong and keep your head held high.

  9. kassidilenae on October 13, 2020 at 1:19 PM


    I love your persistence and your determination. Your faith is inspiring, and I am confident that you will find your way with this mindset. You are resilient, and you have a voice through poetry. Thank you for sharing this with us, and I hope you continue to fight and pray for your future everyday.


  10. MM on October 19, 2020 at 6:13 PM

    Prayer is such a powerful, but simple action. I often get caught up in life and put off my prayers or forget to count my blessings. When so much wrong is going on in the world, it is hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Your poem inspired me that no matter how distracting life can be, we always have time to pray and reflect on the things that matter to us. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  11. Kennedi on October 19, 2020 at 11:25 PM

    This is a very good poem. You created an amazing repetition poem that makes people stop and just read. It was very well written and it sucks your readers in. Keep up the amazing work!

  12. Dyemone on October 20, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    I love the determination in this poem and how you refuse to give up. Being strong and never giving up is the way to go if you want to succeed. I hope you continue to write in the future.

  13. kassidilenae on October 27, 2020 at 2:49 PM


    Your determination and positivity is inspiring! I can feel your desire to do good and be good. Keep searching for the good around you, and remember that freedom of the mind is more liberating than freedom of the body. Keep writing; we hear you!


  14. Steffy on October 28, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    First, I want to thank you for sharing your poem. It shows just how strong you are. I encourage you to keep going and to keep believing in yourself. Just like you said do not let anyone stop you. I like to believe that there is always something good reserved for each of you. I wish you the best!!

  15. Olivia on December 13, 2020 at 12:05 AM

    The repeating words of “every day” in this poem really leave a powerful message. It is important to focus on every day, and to put the past behind. Thank you for using your voice and spreading positivity during such a hard year. This poem has the capability to remind others what really matters.

  16. Anna Janson on February 21, 2021 at 3:02 PM

    I can’t even tell you how moved I am by this piece. I really am trying to find the words to tell you. This shows your resilience and your drive. This shows the importance of looking up. I really hope you continue to share your work with us.

  17. Zach Phelps on March 30, 2021 at 2:24 PM

    Thank you for sharing this. As I am very faithful, I pray everyday too! God is always there for us and you expressed this so beautifully. I loved it! I really loved how the poem flowed, especially with the repetition, it made the every day bolded in your poem. Each line was very impactful and made me feel connected to your writing! This price was very inspiring and joyful, thank you for writing this, it is amazing! God Bless!

  18. Ayzhiana Basallo on April 7, 2021 at 7:07 PM

    I loved it, I felt so inspired and motivated. I know it must be hard with the head space you are in but I am glad you can express yourself in this positive way. You are strong !

  19. Julia Rinaldi on April 11, 2021 at 9:14 PM


    Your hopefulness is truly inspiring, and shows just how strong you are, and you can get through anything. I love how you say that you will not let anyone stop you, it shows that you are powerful and you stand up for yourself, as you should. I wish you nothing but positivity in your life and in you fight for freedom. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Julia Rinaldi

  20. Anna on April 16, 2021 at 6:03 PM

    Hey ML, I really enjoyed this poem! I love your vulnerability and positivity you have. I can see your strength through your words and that is just so inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  21. Edmon on May 1, 2021 at 12:12 AM

    Hi, I’m Edmon and I’m in a class that aims to engage with the community beyond the university and corporations. This is a really strong poem that I enjoyed and liked the determination and never wanting to give up. Thats a strong skill that many forget nowadays. I also like the repetition of “every day”. The entire poem leaves a very strong message, Good luck and good job!

  22. Grace Denno on May 3, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    I am a student in a community service course at Wayne State in Detroit whose goal is to engage with the community beyond the university. When I discovered Free Minds I was immediately thrilled to see the connections build around your writings and heart, and what you have to offer is a powerful and beautiful gift to the community. It was a true privilege getting the opportunity to read what is on your heart and mind, your desires and passions, thoughts, and struggles. You have so much to say, so much wisdom to give, and such deep experiences and desires to share with the community that people from all walks of life, backgrounds, beliefs, and ages can deeply connect with and affiliate with. Keep engaging with the community and making your voice heard. You bring healing, hope, and renewal of mind to many who have the privilege to share in your poetry. In regards to your poem, it is so powerful and full of courage and conviction designed around the life you want for yourself. You not only have goals, but you pursue them, you want them, and you work internally daily for them as said in your poem. YOU are relentlessly on a path towards bringing that courage and hope to others around you. Thank you for instilling that courage in me today and giving me a glimpse of what perseverance to change looks like.

  23. Samantha on May 14, 2021 at 5:21 PM


    I felt like I was listening in on a personal prayer, as you poured your heart out. This is a really special piece, and there is a peaceful energy it gives off. Very nice job!



  24. M on May 20, 2021 at 12:19 PM

    ML, resilience, determination and focus are 3 skills every human posses, you just have to find ways that help you channel and control them. Your poem was inspiring and heartfelt.

  25. Chynel on November 8, 2021 at 2:11 PM

    I love the hope that radiates from your poem! I can feel the positivity and faith and it’s infectious. Good job!

  26. Jalen Walker on November 15, 2021 at 11:34 PM

    This poem sent an important message since it may reflect a great deal of motivation on the part of the speaker, and because it is filled with so much positive, it can serve as an inspiration to others.

  27. Zach on April 13, 2022 at 6:54 PM

    This poem really showed your strength and your faith, it was beautiful! I loved the use of repetition with the words “every day”. This really showed your persistence and determination! I hope you keep writing because this was great! Thank you for sharing!

  28. Justin Lambert on July 19, 2022 at 3:39 PM

    This poem serves as a positive affirmation that reminds you to always keep forging ahead, no matter how bleak things may feel. It almost feels as if you are speaking your eventual release into existence and I have seen that do wonders for many people so I don’t see why it will be any different in your case. Thank you for sharing this with me!

  29. Jade on October 16, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    I really liked how positive-minded this is. And how every day you keep praying and saying and hoping. And that you have strength in your faith, and a determination for better days. It’s really inspirational to me, and I think you did a great job, please keep writing!

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