Hearing people say what you cannot do

too old, too late, too hard

voices that are constantly speaking

do not listen

Voices that doubt

no faith in who you are

in what you can do

make them silent

Murmuring failures

giving life to faults

foul breath covers you

turn away

Inside yourself others speak

strength, passion, ability

daily growing louder

drowning out the other voices


On the road to who you will become you must feed the desire

stoke the coals and tend the heart’s fire

listen closely to what your soul says following your dream

so much easier and yet harder than it can seem

The path to who you can become is managed only by you

not what others think what they say or anything they do

for only you can determine where your path will end

and all along your heart’s fire you must always tend

Reach out for what you want let nothing stop you

listen only to yourself to know what is right and what is true

let no one hold you down hold you back make you stumble or fall

for it is up to you to become all

The road to who you can become is filled with twists and turns

and it is only you who knows for what your soul yearns

listen closely tend the fires always moving ahead

following your dreams to where you will be led

Know that what you wish to become is well within your power

now is the time to start this minute this very hour

all that you can become is waiting just for you

take what you want by what you say and do

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Deborah Horton Writing

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