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I Won't Be Left Behind
Author: Alicia

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I Won't Be Left Behind
I run my fastest,
But still get beat.
I land on my head,
When I should be on my feet.
I try to move forward,
But I am stuck in rewind,
Why do I keep at it?
I won't be left behind.

The harder I am thrown,
The higher I bounce.
I give it my all,
And that's all that counts.
In first place,
Myself, I seldom find.
So I push to the limit-
I won't be left behind.

Some people tell me you can't,
Some say don't,
Most just simply give up,
I reply, I won't

The power is here,
Locked away in my mind.
My perseverance is my excellence,
I won't be left behind.

Make the best of each moment,
The future is soon the past.
The more I tell my self this,
The less I come in last.
Through my competitions,
I've learned what winning is all about,
A plain and clear lesson-
Giving up is the easy way out.

So every night before I go to bed,
I hope in a small way I have shined.
Tomorrow is a brand new day,
And I won't be left behind.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian (152.163.100.197) -- Friday, May 20 2005, 04:24 pm

Encouraging

Alicia, very nice! It's one of those inspiring poems, that lift you up from your place of sorrow! I really enjoyed this poem; both actually!
Keep goin' and flowin'
 
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