The only cure for the struggle is to hustle

Not everyone’s hustle is about making money and becoming famous

Some people hustle to survive

To simply exist

In this world

Another day

Another hour

Another minute

Another second

I don’t think there’s anything disingenuous about that sort of hustle

It’s the purest form of self-preservation

I’m a hustler by nature

I work harder with an enemy breathing down my neck

The enemy that both taunts and urges me on

It gives me the power I need

To slay the dragon

To quiet the demons

Always stuck in the same battle

Bearing both the burden that it brings

The crushing weight of it

And the need for self-preservation

Then there is the hustle that’s only for people

With dollar signs in their eyes

You know the ones

Who only do it to make more money

To buy expensive things

To fit into a society

Filled with people

That never cared about them anyway

Every day

Every hour

Every minute

Every second

They end up wearing the dollar bills like flashy suits of armour

And still no one takes notice

Yet somehow we’re both stumbling around

Trying to find a place in a world that still doesn’t feel like either of ours

Both always being our own worst enemy

Launching grenades

Dodging grenades

And never knowing which one will kill you

Because their grenades are fast and powerful

But yours

Always hit their target

And the target is always you

9 thoughts on “The only cure for the struggle is to hustle”

  1. As always, I love what you wrote!!! You are an amazing and strong person that I have SO much respect for!!! I have told you so many times, I really wish there were more people like you in this world. You give me HOPE that there are good people in this world and it is so fantastic when you are able to get to know those people! I know we only know each other through this blog and email but you are so real and compassionate. You care so deeply for your loved ones and the children you help daily! I hope you see what I see in you, you are one of a kind!!! Take care and much love to you!!!


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