Three Things

Resilience, Resistance, Retaliation:

Squeeze a ball hard
It withstands the force
Pushes against the force
Tries to overcome the force;

There is resilience in resistance
And resistance in retaliation
Evidently too retaliation
Is a good show of resilience;

They blend and melt into each other
With little distinction between them
For one reinforces the other
To forge a spirit stronger than before;

When life squeezes you
You withstand the onslaught
Push against the pain
Try to overcome the adversity;

There is love in faith
And faith in hope
Certainly too hope
Is a good virtue of love;

With all that is said and done
Words are never really enough:

Life and the human spirit are
That much more than you think.