#132 Fighting for joy

Lídia de Oliveira
2 min readAug 14, 2023

In a world of darkness, I persist to employ,
I struggle, I battle, fighting for joy.
Through trials and tribulations, I strive each day,
To find the light that will guide me on my way.

Though shadows may taunt, and doubt may deceive,
I’ll never surrender, for I do believe,
That in the depths of my heart, a flame burns bright,
Igniting my soul, fueling my fight.

I’ll fight through the sorrows, the tears, and the pain,
Embracing the challenge, unyielding in strain.
In every setback, I’ll find strength to stand tall,
For joy is a treasure worth fighting for, after all.

I’ll wage war against doubts, that try to confine,
And seek out the moments that make life divine.
Through laughter and love, I’ll find solace anew,
For joy is a choice, that I can pursue.

In this battlefield, amidst chaos and strife,
I’ll wield a brave heart, and a steadfast life.
For joy is a power that conquers all despair,
A beacon of hope, a love beyond compare.

So let the battles rage, let storms gather near,
I’ll fight for joy, banishing all fear.
For in the end, when the battle is won,
A life filled with joy, will have just begun.



Lídia de Oliveira

Poet, family doctor and fitness instructor. Seeker of meaning, passion and creativity. Do you dare bringing poetry back with me?