Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Can - November 30, 2010



I Can

I am able without a doubt
To take whatever comes my way
Because I believe that I hear a shout
Which says "I Can" every day

When all hope is shattered, it seems
And I am in the stress of strife
I will still lift my chin and chase my dreams
In this battle, I call "My Life"

I will not wait until tomorrow comes
To do what must be done
Because there is no "Can't"
Where I come from
I am as faithful as our sun

I do not believe that the world is to blame
For my grief or cares
And I do not think a single soul
Should feel ashamed
If my load is more than theirs

I bravely walk along a path I call my own
Not a step, do I take in fear
"I Can" is the name of my song
And I will sing it
Even
Through my tears

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

23 comments:

lorilynn said...

what a lovely post neva. i love this one. flowed very nicely and easy on the mind.

Neva Flores said...

Thank you LL. Hope you are feeling better. :)

Newell said...

Neva,

Your burden is huge...Your passion is conmensurate! You are a walking example of the adage, 'that which doesen't break me, makes me strong.'

You have my unbridled respect and affections.

Newell

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Newell, we all carry burdens that affect each of us differently. I believe it is how we carry those burdens, that makes the difference.

Jonie said...

<"I Can" is the name of my song
And I will sing it
Even
Through my tears>

Amen to this wonderful poem and especially to these last inspiring words.
We can indeed! Hugs!!

Neva Flores said...

Yes we can. Thank you for your comments my sweet friend Jonie :)

Kate Smedley said...

Inspirational and uplifting Neva and I agree with Jonie, a beautiful ending to it.

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Kate, I appreciate your comments, soooo much!

dawid said...

Powerful work that matches the author.
Exemplary and admirable!

Neva Flores said...

thank you for your kind comments Dawid. :)

Jack Ray said...

Another great poem from a very gifted poet.

I've seen people with smaller burdens completely withdraw from the world or become hard and cold. You chose to become the epitome of grace. You're an inspiration to us all.

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Jack :)

Juan said...

Yes, you can because we are unique creatures made by God, and are worth the same, we are creatures made free, the next step forward is that only you can decide.

Neva Flores said...

Absolutely Juan, thank you for your comments. :)

welshpoet said...

Loving your work

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Chris :)

BBB said...

Yes we can! Be strong! Be determined!
Love this, Neva!

Neva Flores said...

Thank you BB!

Cindy1128 said...

Oh Neva- This is so uplifting- so hopeful.. Thank you for the hope you show the world.

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Cindy, it is within us all.

ensemble5 said...

Excellent poem, always brilliant... Neva !!! THank ..

betweenhearts75 said...

Absolutely beautiful Neva. Sorry I've fallen a bit out of stumble (toolbar troubles still) and was busy this past month with novel-writing.

I kept saying this "I Can" over and over to myself while writing :) with a 30 day deadline, I wasn't sure I could but the two words alone each day....I Can and I Did.

Your poetry always amazes me, and glad now I can get some more time to review it. Incredble talent!!! Thank you for this! :) April

revivor said...

lovely poem with a great finish - the positivity shines through