I Can

They’re trying
to make you grow up
to wake you up from your dreams
to encourage you to forsake your God given talent
to deceive you into boxing yourself into their
Safe, ambition-less life

They’re trying
to convince you
that you can’t be successful
doing what you’re doing
to get you to open your eyes to their reality
to scare you into
Playing it safe

They’re trying
to make you believe
that your dreams lack foundation
are a dead end road to nowhere
are impossible
not achievable
that it is better to work hard
doing something safe than to
pursue with reckless abandon
the only thing that can ever
Result in your happiness

Don’t believe them
don’t let them convince you
that it’s better to be like them
than to become the dream
God intended you to be

Don’t let fear paralyze you
don’t let worry destroy your passion
don’t let regret become your future
don’t spend another second embracing
the idea that you can’t do it
You can!!

..and every time someone doubts you
clear your mind
until all you hear are two words
I Can

..and every time you face an obstacle
that makes you hesitate
because you’re unsure if you can go on,
clear your mind
until all you hear are two words
I Can

..and every time it seems fate
is conspiring against your dreams
is testing your fortitude
is working diligently to make you give up hope
clear your mind
until all you hear are two words
I Can

I Can

I Can

Yes, you can
as long as you
don’t let them wake you up
From your dream


About Sean King

Husband, Father, Writer, Philosopher, Humanitarian

Posted on March 31, 2012, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This was good and thoughtful, a reflection of what it is you hold as most important. But as myself a woman, I believe I have come to a balance between the two, and reached the conclusion that it’s not how adamant you are about not changing, but by selecting what changes you allow and being open to God’s plans because sometimes we have to let some of our ideals go in order to break because breaking allows for a more in-tune self come together. True story. But in all fairness it’s so good to hear this from a man. There is indeed hope. I feel understood. 😉

  2. This was so good and so encouraging!!! Thank you!

  3. so great and so encouraging! thank you!!

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