Author: Barbara Goodhew


When you are treated like you are able.
You feel like you are quit capable.

When you are with people that expect you to fail.
That's when you feel nervous and frail.

When you are around people that give you praise.
You feel like they have given you a raise.

When you feel like you are impressing them you want to do more.
Expecting the worse makes people nervous and clumbsy.

Praise builds confidence and when you are confident you feel



Comments on this poem/writing:

LinzAy ( -- Monday, March 31 2003, 09:55 am


This is the truest poem! If truest is even a word....who knows it's 4 in the mrning!.....good poem Barb!!
Capricorn ( -- Monday, March 31 2003, 03:05 pm

Oh so true!!

Your words as usual are so true. I am a great believer in giving praise to get good results. People need encouragement to succeed. Well written barb.
barb ( -- Monday, March 31 2003, 08:37 pm


linzay what are you doing up at 4:00 you should be snoring at 4:00 am and cap thank-you it's everybodies comments on here that keep me writing again and againHa Ha
LinzAy ( -- Monday, March 31 2003, 11:49 pm

4 in the mornin'

Well...i'm a nite owl. Yea...i'll use that excuse!
luc ( -- Tuesday, April 1 2003, 02:34 am

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ah barb your poems i like a lot they are always so.. whats the word.. they bring your spirits up.. they are out there straight to the point and i love that.. your a good writer keep on writing :)
barb ( -- Tuesday, April 1 2003, 05:04 am

who'd of thought

you know luc before I had my brain tumor and started writing I thought my thoughts were wierd. but now I see alot of people have the same thoughts.Thank-you for your nice comments.
Red Dragon ( -- Tuesday, April 1 2003, 01:06 pm


This poem brings strength. It does to me. The last line hit it hard, a reawakening. Sometimes we stumble and badly bruised, and no matter how hard we try, seems that all our efforts are not enough. But then again, we forget that we all have the will. We try, most of the time, yes, but we never will.

"Praise builds confidence and when you are confident you feel CAPABLE". Trully Profound!
Martin Vann ( -- Tuesday, April 1 2003, 02:53 pm

Like your attitude, a lot.!


I like your attitude a lot. People can affect us so much, which is why I appreciate your attitude. I suppose its up to us how we let others effect us. This is one of the reasons I like being part of Dreamersreality, so many sweet & caring people here. You all build my confidence, thanks for being friends. Barb, very good poem and I noticed, you gave it that big KISS touch, made it easy to enjoy!

barb ( -- Wednesday, March 10 2004, 01:08 am


I gather KISS means keep it simple stupid :) lol
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