Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Struggle…--By Sara Kendrick--United States

The Struggle…

one family
five children…
rabid dog bites dad

death angel visits
widow left to fend...
children struggle also

one pat of butter
slipped through four fluffy biscuits…

child works picking peas
in a field every day...
just for fabric

Sara Kendrick married young and had a family soon after. After her last child went to school, she decided to pursue her GED. A gentlemen who worked with the GED program encouraged her to enroll in college.  She worked part time and cared for her family in addition to her studies. She graduated from Mercer University. Several years ago, after a health crisis, she started writing poetry. 


  1. Hi there, Sara, your verses are very intense and defined.......... it is awesome how you pursued your education and you are a woman to be emulated! Sheri /

  2. For some life is a terrible struggle as you have demonstrated here with your poetry. Always worthwhile reading you Sara...Rhoda / Expressions -

  3. Hi Sara. Thank you for sharing, "The Struggle." I enjoyed the 'realness' of the subject matter. So many unfortunate things happen in a world filled with sin and darkness and many would just act like nothing ever happens. I admire your gift of sharing truth and being very creative about it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    Sara - thoughtful write here, my friend

  5. Oh, dear Sara, this poem is so sad. As the U.S. rushes aid to other countries, it seems our government has forgotten that we also have families living in poverty who need help. The death of the primary breadwinner forces children into hardship at far too young an age.

    God bless you for this beautiful, heartfelt poem, my friend.


  6. Sara, what a poignant poem. Sad but true life can be such a struggle for some, yet accomplishments such as yours in spite of adversity is inspirational. God bless and thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene

  7. Hello Sara. First of all congratulations for finding the time to cope with family and studies; shows that we can succeed when our mind is set to it. Secondly, thank you for a lovely poem which highlights a situation which many pass through; poverty is widespread and it effects various fields apart from material things (such as education). Take care. // paul