Tell Me I Can’t Poem

Updated: Jun 18


Look me in the eye

and tell me I can’t

I’ll prove you wrong

with a lifelong rant


Did I want it

in the first place?

Or get caught up

in a rat race?


You planted a seed

unleashed uncertainty and doubt

which ignited a flame

caused ambition to sprout


Now I’m committed

to this journey

Locked and loaded

on a gurney


You can try to hold me down

I sure as hell won’t drown


Grant me grace

in this space

through this life

full of strife


Time to pivot

Make a choice

Dig down deep

Use my voice


What does my heart

long to chase?

Why am I so scared

to embrace?


Grab my courage

Feel my thunder

Take a step

into wonder


Tell me I can’t

and watch me try

Doubt me

you’ll see me fly

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