You Can (Prose Poem with audio.*Rise)


Life goes by in the blink of an eye.

You were a child some time ago.

Then you turned into a teenager eager to hit the road.

You became an adult, and full of hope you mapped out your goals.

Nothing would get in the way of your plans.

After all, you ruled the world.

Middle age arrived like a bullet train.

You thought there wasn’t much more to entertain.

Embraced old age and let fear overrun all else.

You thought you’d never pick up speed again.

An inner voice reminded you.

It’s only over when you’re not here anymore.

Until then, there’s still a chance.

Let courage kick in; hesitation will subside.

Put the past to rest, and rekindle your passion.

Decide you’ll go the distance this time.

Truth is, it doesn’t matter how old you are.

As long as you believe, opportunities will arise.

Finally, it dawns on you.

It’s the law of life.

You don’t get what you want.

Until you’re ready to face the battle.

Like a butterfly leaving a cocoon.

Spread your wings and fly high.

If you fail, just try again.

Borrow strength from those who survived worse.

They’ll teach you humbleness.

And give you guts.

What are you waiting for?

There’s no better time.

Roll up your sleeves and imagine the finish line.

Wake up and welcome another day.

Do it differently now, whether you’re young or old.

This time just say out loud.

I can!”

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