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Never Talk Yourself Out of Your Greatness: A Rhyme to Inspire

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.

-- Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Don't talk yourself out of your greatness

if all the things don't look favorable enough

with chemical crutches to induce sedateness

refusing to acknowledge life's call for going tough.

Accept your responsibility to choose

if you don't do it for yourself -- who will

life can hit us hard, but ignore the bruise

a need to act will stay after all tears you spill.

Spitefully and resolute grab life by the horns

do whatever it takes, not selling yourself short

whenever you want roses, count on some thorns

so treat yourself with dignity, and be the good sport.

Write words for your own birthday card

let it sound like a plan not empty wishes

don't drag a sore ass beaten and scarred

swimming upstream takes some alive fishes.

Accept the pain, even challenge for more

don't show your body it can intimidate you

because when it comes to that final score

you'll know you have done all that was due/

Nothing is stronger than a mind's resolve

so don't talk yourself out of your greatness

just go on doing everything that it may involve

not lulled into can'titis but with a spirit's alertness.

© 2022 Val Karas

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