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Below is the poem entitled Confidence which was written by poet Chris Matthews. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The whole word is set before you,
moving hands wait to applaud you.
Why do you stand aside?
Don't bury yourself inside!
You were made as a whole,
Put on this world to play your role.
Why is it you hide your face?
Keep putting yourself down as if in disgrace?
Lift up your eyes, look straight ahead,
Do this now before your soul is dead!
Strengthen your heart, strengthen yourself,
Why wrap yourself up and stand on a shelf?
A person's wealth should not be measured, with figures as a sign,
But from the honesty of heart and their actions in time.
Do not think yourself worse than the rest,
As it is caring for others, which is life's test.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:22:00 PM
    This poem says so much and lot about the kind of man you it very much Chris...just checking in on some old friends...hope you are well...